A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie

A God in Every Stone

Kamila Shamsie

a god in every stone

A stunning new novel from the Granta Best of Young British, Orange shortlisted author of Burnt Shadows

Description

July 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountain 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.


Kamila 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 and has been translated into more than twenty languagesThree of her novels have received awards from Pakistan’s Academy of LettersShe was named one of Granta‘s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013, is a trustee of English PEN and Free Word, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. @kamilashamsie

Price: AUD $35.00(NZ$39.99)
ISBN: 9781408847206
Format: Hard Cover
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Imprint: Bloomsbury
Number of pages: 288
Publication Date: May 2014
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