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Awards

1995 Whitbread Novel of the Year
Time magazine's Best Book of the Year

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Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year

Booker 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, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. 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.

"Fierce, phantasmagorical...a huge, sprawling, exuberant novel."--New York Times

About the Author

Salman Rushdie is the author of nine books, including Shame, Midnight's Children, East, West, and The Satanic Verses. In 1993 Midnight's Children was adjudged The Booker of Bookers.

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Princess Sparkle, April 24, 2010 (view all comments by Princess Sparkle)
One of the most beautifully written books it has ever been my pleasure to read. It took ages, as I savored each word, set into its sentence like a gemstone into jewelry. Rushdie is a master storyteller, and a meticulous craftsman.
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Zmrzlina, October 6, 2007 (view all comments by Zmrzlina)
No surprises in this story... the telling has lots of twists but the turns are seen well in advance. A beautiful telling, nonetheless. Language so magical one forgives the predictable. Indian history, folklore and drama. I am not such a fool to take this fictional account as gospel, however I was motivated to go looking for more information about events and figures.

The one foreshadowing I cannot forgive involves a "walkman" and its use as a tool of destruction. Too mundane a plot my dear Mr. Rushdie!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679744665
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
India
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Spice trade
Subject:
India Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage international
Series Volume:
no. 32
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.08x5.30x.96 in. .80 lbs.

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