Publication Date: 20/09/2018 ISBN: 9781526607812 Category:

Kartography

Kamila Shamsie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: 20/09/2018 ISBN: 9781526607812 Category:
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‘A boisterous tribute to her home town that crackles with the chaos of Pakistani political life’ – The Times

‘Deftly woven and provocative … Shamsie’s blistering humour and ear for dialogue scorches through their whirl of whisky and witticisms’ – Observer

‘You will notice very quickly that you’re reading a book by someone who can write … Above all, Kartography is a love story. And if you’re not sniffling by, or in fact on, page 113, you’re reading the wrong book’ – Guardian
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BY THE ACCLAIMED WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JOHN LLEWELLYN RHYS PRIZE
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Soul mates from birth, Karim and Raheen finish one another’s sentences, speak in anagrams and lie spine to spine. They are irrevocably bound to one another and to Karachi, Pakistan. It beats in their hearts – violent, polluted, corrupt, vibrant, brave and ultimately, home. As the years go by they let a barrier of silence build between them until, finally, they are brought together during a dry summer of strikes and ethnic violence and their relationship is poised between strained friendship and fated love.
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‘Perceptive, funny and poignant’ – Times Literary Supplement

‘A touching love story, with the city of Karachi beating at its heart’ – Daily Mail

‘A gorgeous novel of perimeters and boundaries, of the regions – literal and figurative – in which we’re comfortable moving about and those through which we’d rather not travel’ – Los Angeles Times

Publisher Review

A touching love story, with the city of Karachi beating at its heart * Daily Mail * Deftly woven and provocative ... Shamsie's blistering humour and ear for dialogue scorches through their whirl of whisky and witticisms * Observer * A boisterous tribute to her home town that crackles with the chaos of Pakistani political life * The Times * You will notice very quickly that you're reading a book by someone who can write ... Above all, Kartography is a love story. And if you're not sniffling by, or in fact on, page 113, you're reading the wrong book * Guardian * Perceptive, funny and poignant * Times Literary Supplement * A gorgeous novel of perimeters and boundaries, of the regions - literal and figurative - in which we're comfortable moving about and those through which we'd rather not travel * Los Angeles Times *

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