In the city by the sea / Kamila Shamsie.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781526607836 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Granta, 1998.
Hasan is 11 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.
215 pages ; 20 cm
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