In The City by The Sea

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Hasan is eleven years old. He loves cricket, pomegranates, the night sky, his clever, vibrant artistic mother and his etymologically obsessed lawyer father, and he adores his next-door neighbour Zehra. One early summer morning, while lazing happily on the roof, Hasan watches a young boy flying a yellow kite fall to his death. Soon after, Hasan's idyllic, sheltered family life is shattered when his beloved uncle Salman, a dissenting politician, is arrested and charged with treason...

Set in a land ruled by an oppressive military regime, this eloquent, charming and quietly political novel vividly recreates the confusing world of a young boy on the edge of adulthood, and beautifully illustrates the transformative power of the imagination.

 

  • Author  -  Kamila Shamsie
  • Series  -  n/a
  • Illustrated  -  No
  • Age range  -  Adult
  • ISBN  -  9781526607836
  • Publisher  -  Bloomsbury
  • Print date  -  2018
  • Format  -  Paperback
  • Approx. weight  -  170g
  • Approx. size  -  20 x 13 x 1.2 cm
  • Pages  -  214
  • RRP  -  £8.99