Ruby Ramblings

Tuesday Teaser – Burnt Shadows
September 28, 2009, 4:55 am
Filed under: Books, War



“She didn’t know how to behave around these people – the rich and powerful, a number of whom had asked her about the samurai way of life and thought she was being charmingly self-effacing when she said the closest she had come to the warrior world was her days as a worker at the munitions factory. Two years after the war they could accept an ally of Hitler sooner than they could accept someone of a different class, she thought, and wished she had entered India in a manner that would have allowed her into the houses of those that lived in Delhi’s equivalent of Urakami.”

Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie

4 Comments so far
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Sounds like a good book. Is the author part Indian and part Japanese, from the name??

Comment by Book Bird Dog

Those lines piqued my curiosity about the cultural context of the book (and the character). Great teaser!

Here’s mine.

Comment by Celia

Nice teaser. I just saw a review of this book on another blog–looks good!

Comment by reviewsbylola

What a great teaser. I don’t know much about this book so I’ll have to pay a visit to to read up on it.

Comment by Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries

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