Consumed

Consumed In Search of My Sister

Paperback (12 May 2022)

Save $2.21

  • RRP $14.08
  • $11.87
Add to basket

Includes delivery to the United States

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within two working days

Publisher's Synopsis

*** SHORTLISTED for the 2021 COSTA BOOK AWARDS: BIOGRAPHY, PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE and the JHALAK PRIZE ***

'Moving, engrossing, elegantly written' Lucy Atkins, Sunday Times


All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.


When Arifa Akbar discovered that her sister had fallen seriously ill, she assumed there would be a brief spell in hospital and then she'd be home. It was not until the day before she died that the family discovered she was suffering from tuberculosis.

On a mission to unearth family secrets and finally understand her sister, Arifa takes us to Rome to haunt the places Keats and her sister had explored, to her grandparent's house in Pakistan, to her sister's hospital bedside in Hampstead and back to the London of the seventies when her family arrived, poor, homeless and hungry.

Consumed is an eloquent and moving exploration of sisterhood, grief and the redemptive power of art.

About the Publisher

Sceptre

Sceptre

Sceptre is the literary imprint of Hodder & Stoughton bringing you thought-provoking, award-winning and critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529347555
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.196995
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 242 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 212g
Height: 197mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 21mm