‘A gem of a novel’ i
‘A beautifully written debut’ Red
The remarkable debut novel from critically acclaimed writer Huma Qureshi: a poignant story of art and sisterhood, family, marriage and betrayal
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