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The Satanic Verses

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ISBN13: 9780670825370
ISBN10: 0670825379
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Salman Rushdie is the author of "Midnight's Children", winner of the 1981 Booker Prize, and "Shame".

Synopsis:

When a Jumbo jet blows apart above the English Channel, Gabreel and Saladin miraculously survive and are washed up on a beach. However, it appears that curious changes have come over them and that they have been chosen as protagonists in the eternal wrestling match between God and the Devil.

Synopsis:

Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel. Two figures fall to the sea, later washing up, alive, on a beach. It was an ambiguous miracle, for both seem to have acquired curious changes. Both have been chosen as opponents in the eternal wrestling match between Good and Evil.

About the Author

Born in Bombay in 1947, Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels, including Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and a volume of essays, Imaginary Homelands. His numerous literary prizes include the Booker Prize for Midnight's Children and the Whitbread Prize for The Satanic Verses.

Table of Contents

The Satanic Verses I. The Angel Gibreel

II. Mahound

III. Ellowen Deeowen

IV. Ayesha

V. A City Visible but Unseen

VI. Return to Jahilia

VII. The Angel Azraeel

VIII. The Parting of the Arabian Sea

IX. A Wonderful Lamp

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jambyfool, January 11, 2013 (view all comments by jambyfool)
Brilliant, clearly. I'm not sure how, or why now, I evaded this book for over twenty years, but this is the real thing, a work of genius. Linguistic and literary pyrotechnics, prose coalescing into poetry, a story chiaroscuresque and simply bizarre, characters that bite the hand that penned them, albeit with affection. Rushdie may suffer a surfeit of arrogance but the man has earned it.
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Feras, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Feras)
Finally got around to reading this book because of the fatwa and I have to say that it is one of the best books one will ever read on the emigrant experience, which is central to the text and not Islam bashing as many people think.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670825370
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
Viking Books
Author:
Rushdie,
Author:
Salman
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
London
Subject:
East Indians
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
East Indians -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
4a
Publication Date:
February 1989
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.35x6.50x1.62 in. 1.88 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , When a Jumbo jet blows apart above the English Channel, Gabreel and Saladin miraculously survive and are washed up on a beach. However, it appears that curious changes have come over them and that they have been chosen as protagonists in the eternal wrestling match between God and the Devil.
"Synopsis" by , Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel. Two figures fall to the sea, later washing up, alive, on a beach. It was an ambiguous miracle, for both seem to have acquired curious changes. Both have been chosen as opponents in the eternal wrestling match between Good and Evil.
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