Once I saw that this was a modern day adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, I had to read it. This is a beautifully written story about love, loss, and loyalty from the differing perspectives of three siblings from a British Muslim family. When Isma leaves for America to pursue her academic dreams and Parvaiz follows in the footsteps of the jihadist father they never knew, sisters Aneeka and Isma clash over their disparate reactions to his decision. This heartbreakingly intense read made the long list for the Man Booker Prize in 2017, and will be a good pick for readers who enjoy complex characters and well written family centered stories.

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