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Burnt shadows a novel

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An Orange Prize Finalist Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Hiroko Tanaka watches her lover from the veranda as he leaves. Sunlight streams across Urakami Valley, and then the world goes white. In the devastating aftermath of the atomic bomb, Hiroko leaves Japan in search of new beginnings. From Delhi, amid India's cry for independence from British colonial rule, to New York City in the immediate wake of 9/11, to the novel's astonishing climax in Afghanistan, a violent history casts its shadow the entire world over. Sweeping in its scope and mesmerizing in its evocation of time and place, this is a tale of love and war, of three generations, and three world-changing historic events. Burnt Shadows is a story for our time by "a writer of immense ambition and strength. . . . This is an absorbing novel that commands in the reader a powerful emotional and intellectual response" (Salman Rushdie).

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  • "Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An Orange Prize Finalist Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Hiroko Tanaka watches her lover from the veranda as he leaves. Sunlight streams across Urakami Valley, and then the world goes white. In the devastating aftermath of the atomic bomb, Hiroko leaves Japan in search of new beginnings. From Delhi, amid India's cry for independence from British colonial rule, to New York City in the immediate wake of 9/11, to the novel's astonishing climax in Afghanistan, a violent history casts its shadow the entire world over. Sweeping in its scope and mesmerizing in its evocation of time and place, this is a tale of love and war, of three generations, and three world-changing historic events. Burnt Shadows is a story for our time by "a writer of immense ambition and strength. . . . This is an absorbing novel that commands in the reader a powerful emotional and intellectual response" (Salman Rushdie)."@en
  • ""August 9, 1945, Nagasaki. Hiroko Tanaka steps out onto her veranda, taking in the view of the terraced slopes leading up to the sky. Wrapped in a kimono with three black cranes swooping across the back, she is twenty-one, in love with the man she is to marry, Konrad Weiss. In a split second, the world turns white. In the next, it explodes with the sound of fire and the horror of realization. In the numbing aftermath of a bomb that obliterates everything she has known, all that remains are the bird-shaped burns on her back, an indelible reminder of the world she has lost."--From the publisher."@en
  • ""Beginning on August 9, 1945, in Nagasaki, and ending in a prison cell in the US in 2002, as a man is waiting to be sent to Guantanamo Bay, Burnt Shadows is an epic narrative of love and betrayal. Hiroko Tanaka is twenty-one and in love with the man she is to marry, Konrad Weiss. As she steps onto her veranda, wrapped in a kimono with three black cranes swooping across the back, her world is suddenly and irrevocably altered. In the numbing aftermath of the atomic bomb that obliterates everything she has known, all that remains are the bird-shaped burns on her back, an indelible reminder of the world she has lost. In search of new beginnings, two years later, Hiroko travels to Delhi. It is there that her life will become intertwined with that of Konrad's half sister, Elizabeth, her husband, James Burton, and their employee Sajjad Ashraf, from whom she starts to learn Urdu. With the partition of India, and the creation of Pakistan, Hiroko will find herself displaced once again, in a world where old wars are replaced by new conflicts. But the shadows of history--personal and political--are cast over the interrelated worlds of the Burtons, the Ashrafs, and the Tanakas as they are transported from Pakistan to New York and, in the novel's astonishing climax, to Afghanistan in the immediate wake of 9/11. The ties that have bound these families together over decades and generations are tested to the extreme, with unforeseeable consequences." -- from http://us.macmillan.com (April 21, 2011)."
  • "De Nagasaki d'août 1945 au New York et à l'Afghanistan de 2001, en passant par la partition de 1947, est raconté le destin unique de Hiroko Tanaka, une Japonaise rescapée de la bombe atomique et de sa famille. Son amant allemand Konrad Weiss ayant succombé à l'apocalypse nucléaire, elle tente de survivre auprès de la demi-soeur de Konrad, de son mari et de Sajjad Ashraf."
  • "Het leven van een Japanse vrouw en haar Pakistaanse familie wordt bepaald door de gevolgen van oorlog en terreur in verschillende perioden van de naoorlogse geschiedenis."
  • "Two years after her prospects are shattered by the bombing of Nagasaki, Hiroko Tanaka travels to Delhi in search of new beginnings and arrives in the home of her ex-fiance's half-sister, but she finds her circumstances halted by conflicts in the Middle East that prompt her family's eventual relocation to America."@en
  • "Two years after her prospects are shattered by the bombing of Nagasaki, Hiroko Tanaka travels to Delhi in search of new beginnings and arrives in the home of her ex-fiance's half-sister, but she finds her circumstances halted by conflicts in the Middle East that prompt her family's eventual relocation to America."

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  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Anglicky psané romány"
  • "Powieść społeczno-obyczajowa pakistańska w języku angielskim"@pl
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Fiction in English"
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  • "Fiction"
  • "Powieść pakistańska w języku angielskim"@pl
  • "Translations"@he
  • "Large type books"
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  • "צללים צרובים"
  • "<&gt"@he
  • "Tselalim tseruvim"
  • "Wypalone cienie"@pl
  • "Wypalone cienie"
  • "Sombras quemadas"
  • "Sombras quemadas"@es
  • "Verbrande schaduwen"
  • "Burnt shadows[Arabic edition]"
  • "Burnt shadows a novel"@en
  • "Vypálené stíny"
  • "Burnt shadows"@en
  • "Burnt shadows"
  • "Ombre bruciate"
  • "Ombre bruciate"@it
  • "al-Ẓilāl al-muḥtariqah"
  • "Burnt Shadows"
  • "Quand blanchit le monde"
  • "Brændte skygger"@da
  • "الظلال المحترقة"
  • "Ombre Bruciate"
  • "Tsalalim tsruvim"
  • "Ombres cremades"
  • "Ombres cremades"@ca
  • "Burnt shadows : a novel"

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