Home Fire Summary
Shamsie, Kamila

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Home Fire Overview

Home Fire is a novel about the intersection of two British families when a young man dies after running away to join ISIS in Syria. The young man's sister wants his body returned to Britain for burial, but Britain's home secretary, coincidentally the father of her fiance, refuses to allow it. The young woman flies to Karachi where the body is being held and stages a dynamic protest. The novel is based on Sophocles' play Antigone and considers themes related to father/son relationships, loyalty, faith, and community.

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