Home Fire

  • Type: Books
  • By: Kamila Shamsie
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Ann C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780735217683
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Do you consider yourself British?

Isma, born and raised in London, is delayed by immigration officials at Heathrow as she travels to the U.S. to attend graduate school. So begins Shamsie’s compelling seventh novel. She explores racial profiling, family and religious loyalty, terrorism and politics through the eyes of two very different immigrant families, one immersed in the British Pakistani community and the other intent on distancing themselves from it. A romantic relationship between young members of each family sets the stage for catastrophe. Longlisted for the 2017 Booker Prize and winner of the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction, this is a must-read story for and of our times.