About the Book
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'Elegant and evocative ... A powerful exploration of the clash between society, family andfaith in the modern world' Guardian'there is high, high music in the air at the end of Home Fire' NewYork times LengthIsma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother'sdeath, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can'tstop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London - or theirbrother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to thedark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew.
then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a Londonworlds away from theirs. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn hashis own birthright to live up to - or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? the means ofParvaiz's salvation? two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in thissearing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love?
A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercelycompelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide - confirmingKamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times.