Burnt Shadows

Burnt Shadows

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Text in Arabic. 29 August 1945: Nagasaki: Hiroko Tanaka, twenty-one and in love with Konrad Weiss, the man she is about to marry, steps out onto her veranda, minutes before a nuclear explosion shatters her world and everything in it. Al-Thelal Al-Mohtariqa is an epic narrative of disasters evaded and confronted, loyalties offered and repaid, and loves rewarded and betrayed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 30.48mm | 388g
  • New York, Qatar
  • Arabic
  • 9992142588
  • 9789992142585
  • 700,751

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Completely authentic, complex, breath-stopping -- Emma Thompson Achingly moving The Independent, UK Intensely charged with emotion and beauty ... Has such a sad story, ever been told so beautifully? A formidable arching tale about loss and foreignness Financial Times, UK A sweeping narrative with a breath-taking climax The Guardian, UK
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About Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie was born in 1973 in Pakistan. She is the author of four previous novels: In the City by the Sea, Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Salt and Saffron and Broken Verses. In 1999 she received the Prime Minister's Award for Literature and in 2004 the Patras Bokhari Award, both awarded by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. Kamila Shamsie lives in London.
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