Burnt Shadows: A Novel by Kamila Shamsie is a 2009
HirokoTanaka is a unforgettable woman who overcame so many tragedies in this story. Beginning on August 9th, in 1945 when she watches the sun come through the clouds, but then suddenly the world goes white. The atomic bomb has been dropped on
When Hiroko decides she can no longer remain in
Spanning a period of almost 60 years and transporting the reader to five different countries, beginning in 1945 in
An very good novel dealing with important issues, Burnt Shadows was an inspiring read, but perhaps a bit too ambitious. Specifically, the author, in my opinion, tried to cover too much in this one book: too many countries and cultures over too long a time period. Although I was shocked by the ending somehow I felt some parts of the story felt forced or contrived in order to try and make it all fit. Despite this, Burnt Shadows is a emotional journey about living in an uncertain fragile world. RECOMMENDED.
This is the author's 5th book. Her first book was In the City By the Sea (1998). Her Bio Here.
RATING - 3.5/5 - COMPLETED - 6/4/2009
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