WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 * WINNER OF THE LONDON HELLENIC PRIZE * SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD * SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2017 * SHORTLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE 2018 * LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 * 'A BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2017' -GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN, EVENING STANDARD, NEW YORK TIMES * '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' -Guardian
Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming 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. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs.
As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to - or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? 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.