Home Fire: A Novel by Kamila Shamsie | Conversation Starters
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After years of taking care of her twin siblings, Isma finally flies to Massachusetts from London to pursue her graduate degree. But she worries about twins Aneeka and Parvaiz, and the effects of having a jihadi father they barely knew. Parvaiz joins ISIS hoping to know more about his father. Aneeka denounces Isma for telling the police where their brother is. Aneeka then has an affair with the son of Britain's home secretary hoping that this will help bring back her brother. But political and religious beliefs are irreconcilable between their families. Will Parvaiz be freed from the jihadis and reconcile with his sisters? This modern-day Antigone, longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, portrays the conflicts that tear apart lovers, family, law and country.
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