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In the City by the Sea-SIGNED & LOCATED FIRST PRINTING

Shamsie, Kamila

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ISBN 10: 186207223X / ISBN 13: 9781862072237
Editorial: Granta Books, London, 1998
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Fine first printing in original publisher's wrappers. A softback original. A fine copy without reading creases, chips or tears to the wrappers. The text block is clean and tight. An excellent copy. Signed and located by the author to the title page, without further inscription: 'Kamila Shamsie Hay-on-Wye'. As an enthusiastic collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. N° de ref. de la librería 006092

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Título: In the City by the Sea-SIGNED & LOCATED ...

Editorial: Granta Books, London

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Original Wraps

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

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.

Kamila Shamsie was born in 1973 in Pakistan. She is the author of five novels: In the City by the Sea, Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Salt and Saffron, Broken Verses, and Burnt Shadows (shortlisted for the 2009 Orange Prize). In 1999 she received the Prime Minister's Award for Literature and in 2004 the Patras Bokhari Award—both awarded by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. Kamila Shamsie lives in London.

About the Author:

Kamila Shamsie's first novel, In the City by the Sea, was shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys/Mail on Sunday Prize. After her second novel, Salt and Saffron, she was named one of the Orange Futures "21 Writers for the 21st century". A recipient of the Award for Literary Achievement in Pakistan, she lives in Karachi and London, where she writes frequently for The Guardian. She often teaches in the U.S., and, at 29, is at work on her fourth novel.

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