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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

10 thoughts on “Home Fire

  1. says:

    4.5 rounded up Home Fire is the candidate I support to win the Booker Prize Well, I only read 4 nominees until now so it is not a definite opinion However, it is highly unlikely that I will make too much of an advancement in my reading of the longlist until the shortlist is published so it will probably remain on top for a while If you read a few reviews you will realize that the novel is based on Antigone Unfortunately, I cannot add anything on the subject as I have no knowledge of this c 4.5 rounded up Home Fire is the candidate I support to win the Booker Prize Well, I only read 4 nominees until now so it is not a definite opinion However, it is highly unlikely that I will make too much of an advancement in my reading of the longlist until the shortlist is published so it will probably remain on top for a while If you read a few reviews you will realize that the novel is based on Antigone Unfortunately, I cannot add anything on the subject as I have no knowledge of this classic story and I would feel like a fraud to comment on it after only reading the Wikipedia summary The novel is divide...

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

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    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 it meant sacrificing her own dreams and ambitions But now that the twins have turned 18, Isma is finally putting herself first, accepting an invitation from a mentor to travel to America and co author a paper with her.That doesn t mean Isma won t worry about her siblings Aneeka, smart, beautiful, a Ever since their mother and grandm...

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    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 opinions on family and how to show or display their Muslim beliefs It moves the themes in Sophocles, Antigone to present times I remember very little about Antigone, refreshed my memory on Wiki, but I cannot really knowledgeably comment on the adequecy of the comparison.The novel s...

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    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 regarding this novel, there s pretty much nothing redeemable for me The characters were flat, the plot was paper thin even though I know it s a modern retelling of Antigone, I don t feel like that knowledge did anything to elevate the story , and the writing was nothing special and verged on poor at t 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 regarding this novel, there s pretty much nothing redeemable for me The characters were flat, the plot was paper thin even though I know it s a modern retelling of Antigone, I d...

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    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 it and discussed it, and it ended up in a place far removed from my expectations at the beginning Nowhere in the publisher summary or promotional material does it mention that the author is also basing this novel on the myth of Antigone, but she has, and that proves important in understanding some 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 morph...

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    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 little nervous when I read that this is a modern retelling of Antigone, because my knowledge of the classics is very limited, but it is a fine book and another one which would make a worthy winner.The book is in five sections each of which focuses on a different character I found the first slow going 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 little nervous when I read that th...

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    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 research on Antigone so I could appreciate the parallels as they unfolded Home Fire is told through 5 viewpoints sisters Isma and Aneeka, their brother Parvaiz Aneeka s twin , British Home Secretary Karamat Lone and his son Eamonn Isma, Aneeka and Parvaiz are Muslims living in London and Amherst, 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 research on Antigone so I could appreciate the parallels as they unfolded Home Fire is told through 5 viewpoints sisters Isma and Aneeka, their brother Parvaiz Aneeka s twin , British Home Secretary Karamat Lone and his son Eamonn Isma, Aneeka and Parvaiz are Muslims living in London and Amherst, the children of Adil Pasha Adil abandoned his family to ...

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    What do you say to your father when he makes a speech like that Do you say, Dad, you re making it OK to stigmatise people for the way they dress Do you say, what kind of idiot stands in front of a group of teenagers and tells them to conform Do you say, why didn t you mention that among the things this country will let you achieve if you re Muslim is torture, rendition, detention without trial, airport interrogations, spies in your mosques, teachers reporting your children to the authoritieWhat do you say to your father when he makes a speech like that Do you say, Dad, you re making it OK to stigmatise people for the way they dress Do you say, what kind of idiot stands in front of a group of teenagers and tel...

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    Inspired by Sophocles Antigone, this has a slightly shaky start but then soars into an outstanding tragedy of love, politics, justice and humanity By drawing on Athenian tragedy, Shamsie makes the point that clashes of civic law vs a deeper,humane sense of what is right havealways been contested, and the tension between family and state always problematic What she does so brilliantly in this book is to take these questions and give them an acutely charged contemporary relevance that l Inspired by Sophocles Antigone, this has a slightly shaky start but then soars into an outstanding tragedy of love, politics, justice and humanity By drawing on Athenian tragedy, Shamsie makes the point that clashes of civic law vs a deeper,humane sense of what is right havealways been contested, and the tension between family and state always problematic What she does so brilliantly in this book is to take these questions and give them an acutely charged contemporary relevance that leaves the reader shaken.I have been lucky enough to read an ARC thanks Bloomsbury and NetGalley so can t say too much so far in advance of publication, but this is a book which takes complicated public issues and makes them intimate and personal Refusing to simplify or neaten, Shamsie has produced a book which treats matters both horrific and beautiful with clear sightedness, intellectual grace and compassion A searing, towering, magnificent piece of storytelling wh...

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