Two families’ fates are devastatingly entwined in Kamila Shamsie’s searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love?
At last, Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she is finally studying in America. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, and their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared to prove himself to the jihadist father he never knew. Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. The son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to - or defy.