Home Fire

Home Fire

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows 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 a 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?

Title:Home Fire
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780735217683
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About Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie was born in 1973 in Karachi, where she grew up. She has a BA in Creative Writing from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While at the University of Massachusetts she wrote


    Home Fire Reviews

  • Adina

    Just announced as the winner of Women's Prize for Fiction. So happy the novel finally got the recognition it deserves.4.5* rounded up. Home Fire is the candidate I support to win the Booker Prize. Wel...

  • Larry H

    Ever since their mother and grandmother died within the period of a year, Isma has cared for her younger twin siblings, Aneeka and Parvaiz. Their well-being has always been her first concern, even if ...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. ...

  • Diane S ?

    There are so many timely subjects right now, world concerns and threats, and authors have responded in kind. This novel features two Muslim families in Britain, two families that have very different o...

  • Elyse

    Update ... WINNER for the women’s prize of fiction for 2018!!!!!SHORT LISTED FOR THE WOMAN’S PRIZE FOR FICTIONLONG LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEWOW!!!!!Personal and political life merges togethe...

  • Maxwell

    I don't give 1-star reviews very often because I feel like I don't read a lot of books I would label as 'bad.' And this book, even, isn't 'bad' in my eyes. But when I think about things I enjoyed rega...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I went looking for a review copy of this when it was included on the Man Booker Prize Long list, and was approved for one by the publisher through Edelweiss.This is a book that kept morphing as I read...

  • Hugh

    When the Booker longlist was announced, this was one of the books that most interested me, because I really enjoyed Shamsie's previous two novels (A God in Every Stone and Burnt Shadows). I was a litt...

  • Dianne

    This is a powerful and gut-wrenching book loosely based on Greek mythology's story of Antigone, a woman defying a king to secure her brother an honorable burial. I knew this going in, so I did some re...

  • Roman Clodia

    Delighted that this has now been recognised as the magnificent book it is: well done Women's Prize panel!Inspired by Sophocles' Antigone, this has a slightly shaky start but then soars into an outstan...