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Home Fire

(2017)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
"Ingenious... Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I've read in a novel this century." - The New York Times

WINNER OF THE 2018 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION


LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family 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, 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?

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A good novelist blurs the imaginary line between us and them; Kamila Shamsie is the rare writer who makes one forget there was ever such a thing as a line. Home Fire is a remarkable novel, both timely and necessary." - Rabih Alameddine

"Home Fire left me awestruck, shaken, on the edge of my chair, filled with admiration for her courage and ambition. Recommended reading for prime ministers and presidents everywhere." - Peter Carey

"Its pages are lit by Shamsie's eloquent prose . A novel well worth reading." - Helen Dunmore

"Shamsie's simple, lucid prose plays in perfect harmony with the heartbeat of modern times. Home Fire deftly reveals all the ways in which the political is as personal as the personal is political. No novel could be as timely." - Aminatta Forna

"A searing novel about the choices people make for love, and for the place they call home." - Laila Lalami

"Into the ranks of international voices steps Kamila Shamsie, who seems as if she has heard, and listened, to the music of what surrounds us." - Colum McCann

"A very rare and uniquely rewarding writer." - Pankaj Mishra

"Kamila Shamsie is a writer of immense ambition and strength. She understands a great deal about the ways in which the world's many tragedies and histories shape one another." - Salman Rushdie

"Strong storytelling . A page-turner that is also a literary delight." - Jeanette Winterson


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Hardback Editions

November 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Home Fire (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
ISBN: 1-4328-6099-2 / 978-1-4328-6099-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Home Fire: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
ISBN: 1-4088-8677-4 / 978-1-4088-8677-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus
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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Home Fire: A Novel
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
ISBN: 0-7352-1768-8 / 978-0-7352-1768-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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2017 : Hardback
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Title: Home Fire Hardcover - 23 Aug 2017 by Kamila Shamsie (Author)
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
ISBN: 9386606658 / 978-9386606655
Publisher: Bloomsbury India
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Home Fire: A Novel
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
ISBN: 0-7352-1769-6 / 978-0-7352-1769-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Home Fire: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
ISBN: 1-4088-8679-0 / 978-1-4088-8679-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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2018 : Paperback
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Title: Home Fire
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
ISBN: 9387471527 / 978-9387471528
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Home Fire: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
ISBN: 1-4088-8678-2 / 978-1-4088-8678-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Home Fire
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
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December 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Home Fire
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December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Home Fire
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
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December 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Home Fire
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Home Fire: A Novel
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
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Title: Home Fire: A Novel
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Home Fire: A Novel
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
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August 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Home Fire: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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