Burnt Shadows

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Burnt Shadows

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Author :   Kamila Shamsie
Publisher :   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published :   20/09/2018
ISBN :   9781526607829
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   367
Size (mm) :   198x129x25
Weight (g) :   276

August 9th, 1945, Nagasaki. Hiroko Tanaka steps out onto her veranda. She is twenty-one and on the verge of marrying Konrad Weiss. In a split second, the world turns white. In the numbing aftermath of a bomb that obliterates everything she has known,... Read more
 
August 9th, 1945, Nagasaki. Hiroko Tanaka steps out onto her veranda. She is twenty-one and on the verge of marrying Konrad Weiss. In a split second, the world turns white. In the numbing aftermath of a bomb that obliterates everything she has known, all that remains are the bird-shaped burns on her back, an indelible reminder of the world she has lost. In search of new beginnings, Hiroko travels to Delhi to find Konrad's relatives and falls in love with their employee, Sajjad Ashraf. As the years unravel, new homes replace those left behind and old wars are seamlessly usurped by new conflicts. But the shadows of history - personal, political - are cast over the entwined worlds of different families as they are transported from Pakistan to New York, and in the novel's astonishing climax, to Afghanistan in the immediate wake of 9/11.