. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down.
Seduced by their mystique, their infidelities, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, indeed, and, their crimes. Our guide to the goldens’ world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Scott fitzgerald, and shakespeare collaborated on a contemporary fall-of-an-empire epic set in New York City, Euripides, Homer, the result would be The Golden House.
The Golden House: A Novel #ad - Poets & writers “a tonic addition to American—no, world!—literature. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. Praise for the Golden House“A modern masterpiece.
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A NovelRandom House #ad - Inspired by the traditional “wonder tales” of the East, Salman Rushdie’s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.
The novel shines brightest in the panache of its unfolding, the electric grace and nimble eloquence and extraordinary range and layering of his voice. The boston Globe. In reading this new book, one cannot escape the feeling that Rushdie’s years of writing and success have perhaps been preparation for this moment, for the creation of this tremendously inventive and timely novel.
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel #ad - San francisco chronicle “A wicked bit of satire. Unbeknownst to them, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn, they are all descended from the whimsical, who live in a world separated from ours by a veil. Once the line between worlds is breached on a grand scale, eight months, Dunia’s children and others will play a role in an epic war between light and dark spanning a thousand and one nights—or two years, and twenty-eight nights.
. New york times bestseller • named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • los angeles times • San Francisco Chronicle • Harper’s Bazaar • St.
Quichotte: A NovelRandom House #ad - . Together with his imaginary son sancho, quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen. Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own. This is a novel that feeds the heart while it fills the mind.
The times UK. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. Praise for Quichotte“Brilliant.
Quichotte: A Novel #ad - A perfect fit for a moment of transcontinental derangement. Financial times“quichotte is one of the cleverest, most enjoyable metafictional capers this side of postmodernism. The narration is fleet of foot, always one step ahead of the reader—somewhere between a pinball machine and a three-dimensional game of snakes and ladders.
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: A NovelHenry Holt and Co. #ad - This is her story, and again finds her, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, seeks, over and over, loses, throughout his own extraordinary life in music. Telling the story of ormus and Vina, he finds that he is also revealing his own truths: his human failings, his immortal longings. Salman rushdie's most ambitious and accomplished novel, sure to be hailed as his masterpiece.
At the beginning of this stunning novel, a famous and much-loved singer, Vina Apsara, is caught up in a devastating earthquake and never seen again by human eyes. It is a tale of love, death, and rock 'n' roll. Cracks and tears have begun to appear in the fabric of the real. The ground beneath her feet is salman rushdie's most gripping novel and his boldest imaginative act, high and low passions, mutating times, a brilliant remaking of the myth of Orpheus, a vision of our shaken, flawed encounter between the East and the West, an account of the intimate, an engagement with the whole of what is and what might be, a novel of high and low comedy, high and low culture.
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: A Novel #ad - There are glimpses of abysses below the surfaces of things. And lives to tell the tale. Around these three, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. He is a man caught up in the loves and quarrels of the age's goddesses and gods, but dares to have ambitions of his own. Their epic romance is narrated by ormus's childhood friend and Vina's sometime lover, wisdom, images, anger, and love, her "back-door man, myths, humor, filled with stories, whose astonishing voice, " the photographer Rai, is perhaps the book's true hero.
The Moor's Last Sigh Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - Moraes "moor" zogoiby, the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinese spice merchants and crime lords, is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As he travels a route that takes him from india to Spain, he leaves behind a tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerized offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave.
. Time magazine's best book of the yearbooker prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, religious fanaticism, ethnicity, and the terrifying power of love.
Grimus: A Novel Modern Library PaperbacksRandom House #ad - . Salman rushdie’s celebrated debut novel remains as powerful and as haunting as when it was first published more than thirty years ago. A book to be read twice. Eventually, weary of the sameness of life, he journeys to the mountainous Calf Island to regain his mortality. A mixture of science fiction and folktale, past and future, primitive and present-day.
Thunderous and touching. Financial timesafter drinking an elixir that bestows immortality upon him, a young Indian named Flapping Eagle spends the next seven hundred years sailing the seas with the blessing–and ultimately the burden–of living forever. There he meets other immortals obsessed with their own stasis and sets out to scale the island’s peak, from which the mysterious and corrosive Grimus Effect emits.
Grimus: A Novel Modern Library Paperbacks #ad - . Through a series of thrilling quests and encounters, Flapping Eagle comes face-to-face with the island’s creator and unwinds the mysteries of his own humanity. Grimus is literate, it is fun, and perhaps most important, it is meaningful, it pushes the boundaries of the form outward. Los angeles Times.
Joseph Anton: A MemoirRandom House #ad - His crime? to have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran. So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? how does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, in our time, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, for freedom of speech.
. Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day. A harrowing, deeply felt and revealing document: an autobiographical mirror of the big, philosophical preoccupations that have animated Mr. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov—Joseph Anton.
Joseph Anton: A Memoir #ad - He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He talks about the sometimes grim, and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments, journalists, publishers, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, intelligence chiefs, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom.
It is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance.
Midnight's ChildrenRandom House #ad - This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people–a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnight’ s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.
. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country.
Midnight's Children #ad - The iconic masterpiece of india that introduced the world to “a glittering novelist—one with startling imaginative and intellectual resources, 1947, a master of perpetual storytelling” the New YorkerWINNER OF THE BEST OF THE BOOKERS • SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time • The twenty-fifth anniversary edition, featuring a new introduction by the author Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, the very moment of India’s independence.
Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1, 000 other “midnight’s children, ” all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts.
The Enchantress of Florence: A NovelRandom House #ad - A tall, yellow-haired, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the imperial capital, a tale about a mysterious woman, ” the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the Emperor Akbar, a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, young European traveler calling himself “Mogor dell’Amore, lord of the great Mughal empire, and her impossible journey to the far-off city of Florence.
The enchantress of florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities, in which the brilliant akbar the great wrestles daily with questions of belief, the hard way, where Niccolò Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, unknown to each other, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, desire, at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, about the true brutality of power.
The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel #ad - Vivid, profoundly moving, irreverent, gripping, bawdy, and completely absorbing, The Enchantress of Florence is a dazzling book full of wonders by one of the world’s most important living writers.
The Satanic Verses: A NovelRandom House #ad - A roller-coaster ride over a vast landscape of the imagination. The guardian london“a novel of metamorphoses, memories, revelations, hallucinations, advertising jingles, hauntings, and jokes. Rushdie has the power of description, and we succumb. The times London. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined.
A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times. Praise for the satanic verses“rushdie is a storyteller of prodigious powers, customs, able to conjure up whole geographies, climates, creatures, causalities, out of thin air. The new york times book review“Exhilarating, sometimes hilarious, populous, loquacious, extraordinary .
The Satanic Verses: A Novel #ad - Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. 1 new york times bestseller • “a torrent of endlessly inventive prose, by turns comic and enraged, embracing life in all its contradictions.
In this spectacular novel, verbal pyrotechnics barely outshine its psychological truths. Newsdaywinner of the whitbread prizeone of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book.
Shame: A NovelRandom House #ad - The novel that set the stage for his modern classic, The Satanic Verses, Shame is Salman Rushdie’s phantasmagoric epic of an unnamed country that is “not quite Pakistan. In this dazzling tale of an ongoing duel between the families of two men–one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure–Rushdie brilliantly portrays a world caught between honor and humiliation–“shamelessness, shame: the roots of violence.
Shame is an astonishing story that grows more timely by the day.