April 15, 2021

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Review: A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie

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Kamila Shamsie’s new novel animates history with textures of fruit, blood and stone: Open

kamila-shamsieBritish-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie is worried she may have invented a swimming pool. “Was there a swimming pool at the Peshawar Club in 1915?” her mother had wondered while reading her new novel. “It seems rather early.” The novel is so confident in its conversation with history, this seems an odd point to stick on. But it bothers her “that I put a swimming pool where there might not really have been [one].”

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