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A spellbinding love story set in 80's PakistanKamila has been chosen as one of Orange's 21 writer... Read More

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A spellbinding love story set in 80's PakistanKamila has been chosen as one of Orange's 21 writers for the 21st century - she is a regular writer for the Guardian and has an established media profileBy the author of KartographyKamila Shamsie is the author of six novels: In the City by the Sea; Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); Salt and Saffron; Broken Verses; Burnt Shadows (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction) and, most recently, A God in Every Stone, which was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Three of her novels have received awards from Pakistan's Academy of Letters. Kamila Shamsie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2013 was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelist. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. @kamilashamsieFourteen years ago Aasmaani's mother Samina, a blazing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani refuses to believe she is dead and still dreams of her glorious return. Now grown up and living in Karachi, Aasmaani receives what could be the longed-for proof that her mother is still alive. As she comes closer to the truth she is also irresistibly drawn to Ed, her ally and sparring partner, and the only person who can understand the profound hurt - and the profound love - that drives her.Author of A God in Every Stone, shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2009, Kamila Shamsie is a Granta Best of Young British Novelist 2013.'Aasmani's story is a struggle for the truth, through mythology and denial ... Her characters are all highly articulate, juggling, twisting and subverting language with breathtaking ease''Kamila Shamsie writes fine, clear prose. There is an attractive liveliness to her work ... Broken Verses is a compassionate book, which intelligently discusses the dilemmas of educated woman in Pakistan''The delight in words and all their shades of meaning, characteristic of all her writing, is here used as the linchpin of the plot ... The voice that guides us around this world darts with wit and lightness in a way that is unique and often lovely''The most compelling character is Nazim, a mythic figure whose real-life antecedents are Nazim Hikmet and Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Samina and Nazim's story echoes through diverse media and the plot gallops along, ensuring a gripping read'

The brilliant new novel from Pakistan's most acclaimed young writer

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Title: Broken Verses
Author: Kamila Shamsie
SKU: BK0159278
EAN: 9781408888216

About Author

Kamila Shamsie was born and grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. She is the author of seven previous novels including Burnt Shadows, shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and A God in Every Stone, shortlisted for the Women's Bailey's Prize and the Walter Scott Prize. Her novel Home Fire won the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2018. It was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017, shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel Award, and won the London Hellenic Prize. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages. Kamila Shamsie is a Fellow and Vice President of the Royal Society of Literature and was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelist in 2013. She is professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. She lives in London. @kamilashamsie

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