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A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie
  

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Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.

Summer, 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is in an ancient land, about to discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and love. Thousands of miles away a twenty-year-old Pathan, Qayyum Gul, is learning about brotherhood and loyalty in the British Indian army.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. In 1914, Vivian Rose falls in love with archaeologist Tahsin in Turkey. A year later, the First World War starts, and with no news of Tahsin, she travels from England to Peshawar, India, hoping to uncover an ancient artefact. On her journey she meets Quayyum Gul, an injured soldier returning home, unaware that years later they will meet in very different circumstances. Fifteen years on, Vivian, now back in London, is persuaded to return to Peshawar to find the lost relic that had originally taken her there. Her return coincides with a period of anti-colonial skirmishes, and results in a nail-biting climax. This beautiful, evocatively written epic is hugely ambitious, skilfully combining politics, art, history and passion.
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Synopsis

A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie

Summer, 1915. Viv has been separated from the man she loves; Qayyum has lost an eye at Ypres. 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 when anti-colonial resistance, an ancient artefact and a mysterious woman will bring them together again.

Reviews

'First-rate - intelligent, vivid and completely absorbing' Daily Mail

'I can't recommend A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie too strongly - this is her best novel yet ... Exciting and, in the end, profoundly moving, this will solace you during the grimmest holiday' Antonia Fraser Guardian

'Summer Reading A moving story of love and betrayal, generosity and brutality, hope and injustice, full of characters that stay with you ... Will surely confirm Shamsie's increasing eminence in the British world of letters' Financial Times

'The voices of those silenced from the pages of history resound in Kamila Shamsie's accomplished, atmospheric sixth novel ... Shamsie excavates the deepest corners of the human heart' Observer

'A page-turner that is also a literary delight' Jeanette Winterson, Guardian Summer Reading

'Love, politics, history - it has it all' Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

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 / Mail on Sunday 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 award by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. Kamila Shamsie lives in London and Karachi.

Kamila Shamsie is available for interview and is also an experienced journalist, broadcaster, speaker and chairperson at public events.

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Publication date

2nd March 2015

Author

Kamila Shamsie

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781408847237

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