Playing games

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Hana has a perfect job, a perfect home, a perfect marriage. It is her younger sister Mira who is a mess. But Hana wants children and her husband is hesitating, and perhaps her control is slipping. Mira dreams of a creative life but she’s stuck working at a local café. She hates her flatmate and Hana’s dismissal of her writing but she can’t find the right inspiration. One night, a fight between Hana and her husband sparks something in Mira: the words ring in her head and she starts typing. But what can you borrow from your sister? And what can be forgiven?

Description

The remarkable debut novel from critically acclaimed writer Huma Qureshi: an engrossing story of art and sisterhood, family, marriage and betrayal

‘Poignant and impressionistic . . . highly readable and relatable’ Guardian

‘A gem of a novel’ i


‘A beautifully written debut’ Red

Hana has a perfect job, a perfect home, a perfect marriage. It is her younger sister Mira who is a mess. But Hana wants children and her husband is hesitating, and perhaps her control is slipping.

Mira dreams of a creative life but she’s stuck working at a local café. She hates her flatmate and Hana’s dismissal of her writing but she can’t find the right inspiration.

One night, a fight between Hana and her husband sparks something in Mira: the words ring in her head and she starts typing. But what can you borrow from your sister? And what can be forgiven?

‘Warm and moving . . . Playing Games thoughtfully and elegantly considers what it means to be a sister, a mother and a writer’ Chloë Ashby, author of Wet Paint

‘A riveting and evocative tale of two sisters navigating love, loss and desires’ Zeba Talkhani, author of My Past is a Foreign Country

Reading Qureshi’s crystal prose is a rare pleasure. I found Playing Games unputdownable’ Molly Aitken, author of The Island Child

Additional information

Weight0.4 kg
Dimensions23.2 × 15.2 × 2.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

Export ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K