“Recent winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, this powerful and moving novel is Shamsie’s modern take on the Greek tragedy ‘Antigone’ by Sophocles. The story of three siblings – Isma and twins Aneeka and Parvaiz, it is a devastating portrayal of Islamic radicalism, regret, passion, and the lengths people will go to to protect those that they love. Shamsie’s stunning writing draws you into the world of the characters and reveals the tragedy of the mistakes we make in life.“ Bob.
The book for our times Judges of the Women’s Prize, ‘Elegant and evocative … A powerful exploration of the clash between society, family and faith in the modern world’ The Guardian. Two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love?A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles’ Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide – confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times.