Burnt Shadows

Product Number: EB00104274
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429920780
Publisher: Picador
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Description

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An Orange Prize Finalist Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Hiroko Tanaka watches her lover from the veranda as he leaves. Sunlight streams across Urakami Valley, and then the world goes white. In the devastating aftermath of the atomic bomb, Hiroko leaves Japan in search of new beginnings. From Delhi, amid India's cry for independence from British colonial rule, to New York City in the immediate wake of 9/11, to the novel's astonishing climax in Afghanistan, a violent history casts its shadow the entire world over. Sweeping in its scope and mesmerizing in its evocation of time and place, this is a tale of love and war, of three generations, and three world-changing historic events. Burnt Shadows is a story for our time by "a writer of immense ambition and strength...? This is an absorbing novel that commands in the reader a powerful emotional and intellectual response" (Salman Rushdie).

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Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
Original Publish Date: Apr 27, 2009

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