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A God In Every Stone


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Author : Kamila Shamsie

No. of Pages : 320

Book Category : Best Seller,Elder,Novels,Stories,Fiction

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A Stunning new novel from the Granta Best of Young British, Orange shortlisted author of Burnt ShadowsJuly 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land, surrounded by figs and cypresses. Soon she will discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and the ecstasy of love.Thousands of miles away a twenty-year old Pathan, Qayyum Gul, is learning about brotherhood and loyalty in the British Indian army. July, 1915. Qayyum Gul is returning home after losing an eye at Ypres, his allegiances in tatters. Viv is following the mysterious trail of her beloved. They meet on a train to Peshawar, unaware that a connection is about to be forged between their lives - one that will reveal itself fifteen years later, on the Street of Storytellers, when a brutal fight for freedom, an ancient artefact and a mysterious green-eyed woman will bring them together again. A powerful story of friendship, injustice, love and betrayal, A God in Every Stone carries you across the globe, into the heart of empires fallen and conquered, reminding us that we all have our place in the chaos of history and that so much of what is lost will not be forgotten.About the Author: Kamila ShamsieKamila Shamsie is the author of five novels: In the City by the Sea; Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); Salt and Saffron; Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into more than twenty languages. Three of her novels have received awards from Pakistans Academy of Letters. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2013 was named a Grantas Best of Young British velist. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. @kamilashamsieReviews:"Into the ranks of international voices steps Kamila Shamsie, who seems as if she has heard, and listened to, the music of what surrounds us" - Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin"A work of art, as human as the feel of anothers hand" - Peter Carey, Observer Books of the Year (on Burnt Shadows)"One of the inexplicable omissions from the Man Booker shortlist, Shamsies astonishing story of love and survival is set against some of modern historys defining moments, from the Nagasaki bomb and Indian partition to the war in Afghanistan" - Financial Times Books of the Year"My favourite book of the year has to be Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie Shamsie achieves the near impossibility of a truly intimate epic tale ... I challenge anyone to put this book down lightly or not to identify with at least one of its many flawed and yet irresistibly human characters - Shami Chakrabarti, Observer Books of the Year.

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