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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
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Home Fire (2017)

by Kamila Shamsie

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An interesting look at being a Muslim in UK. It's meant to be based on Antigone. I think I might need to go and find what the storyline of that is to better appreciate this storyline. ( )
  devilish2 | Dec 5, 2018 |
Enjoyed this short book. Lots to think about. ( )
  SBG1962 | Dec 1, 2018 |
Although quite interesting, I would this book to be a bit contrived and all improbable. The story of the boy's indoctrination is believable, but I could not see how he or any member of his family would have been able to travel as they did, given the fact that their father was a convicted terrorist who died in Guantamino Bay. ( )
  lesleynicol | Oct 13, 2018 |
One of those rare literary novels that is a page turner. It deserves the prizes it has won.

For a complete review please click on the link below:

https://onerightword.blogspot.com/2018/07/home-fire-kamila-shamsie.html
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  ashkrishwrites | Aug 29, 2018 |
A page turner, troubling about familiy love and manipulation astonishing end. ( )
  janettewilson | Aug 6, 2018 |
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The ones we love .... are enemies of the state.

- Sophocles, Antigone ( translated by Seamus Heaney)
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For Gillian Slovo
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Isma was going to miss her flight.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0735217688, Hardcover)

From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences. 

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, an invitation from a mentor in America has allowed her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew.  When he resurfaces half the globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed.

Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

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"From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences. Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, an invitation from a mentor in America has allowed her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half the globe away, Isma's worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to--or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Suddenly, two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?"--… (more)

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