Daughters of smoke and fire : a novel
—Homa, Ava, author.
Book
2020
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"The unforgettable, haunting story of a young woman's perilous fight for freedom and justice for her brother, in the first novel published in English by a female Kurdish writer Set in Iran, this extraordinary debut novel takes readers into the everyday lives of the Kurds. Leila dreams of making films to bring the suppressed stories of her people onto the global stage, but obstacles keep piling up. Leila's younger brother, Chia, influenced by their father's past torture and imprisonment, and his own deep-seated desire for justice, begins to engage with social and political affairs. But his activism grows increasingly risky, and one day he disappears in Tehran. Seeking answers about her brother's whereabouts and fearing the worst, Leila begins a campaign to save him. But when she publishes Chia's writings online, she realizes that she too is in grave danger. A family friend with ties to Canada offers to help, but Leila must struggle to forgive him for his role in Chia's disappearance. Daughters of Smoke and Fire is an evocative portrait of the stakes faced by 40 million stateless Kurds. A powerful story that brilliantly illuminates the meaning of identity and the complex bonds of family, it is perfect for fans of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, Rawi Hage's De Niro's Game and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun."-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Humanity -- Fiction.
Iran -- Fiction.
Kurds -- Iran -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Women, Kurdish -- Fiction.
Genre:
Political fiction.
ISBN:
9781443460132
1443460133
Edition:
First Canadian edition.
Description:
xiv, 306 pages : map ; 23 cm
Notes:
Canadiana.
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