A dazzling new novel of friendship, identity and the unknowability of other people – from the international bestselling author of Home Fire, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Fourteen-year-old Maryam and Zahra have always been the best of friends, despite their different backgrounds. Maryam takes for granted that she will stay in Karachi and inherit the family business; while Zahra keeps her desires secret, and dreams of escaping abroad. Best of Friends is a novel about Britain today, about power and how we use it, and about what we owe to those who’ve loved us the longest.
“I loved Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, so was super eager to read her new novel Best of Friends. I was not disappointed. Best of Friends is a brilliant story following the lives of best friends Zhara and Maryam across three decades, from high school in Karachi through to their current lives in London. This is a book I would happily recommend to everyone!” Sharyn, Dymocks Merchandise Manager