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The Ground Beneath Her Feet

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ISBN13: 9780805053081
ISBN10: 0805053085
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Salman Rushdie's most ambitious and accomplished novel, sure to be hailed as his masterpiece.

At the beginning of this stunning novel, Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, is caught up in a devastating earthquake and never seen again by human eyes. This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks, and again finds her, over and over, throughout his own extraordinary life in music. Their epic romance is narrated by Ormus's childhood friend and Vina's sometime lover, her "back-door man," the photographer Rai, whose astonishing voice, filled with stories, images, myths, anger, wisdom, humor, and love, is perhaps the book's true hero. Telling the story of Ormus and Vina, he finds that he is also revealing his own truths: his human failings, his immortal longings. 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. And lives to tell the tale.

Around these three, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. Cracks and tears have begun to appear in the fabric of the real. There are glimpses of abysses below the surfaces of things. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is Salman Rushdie's most gripping novel and his boldest imaginative act, a vision of our shaken, mutating times, an engagement with the whole of what is and what might be, an account of the intimate, flawed encounter between the East and the West, a brilliant remaking of the myth of Orpheus, a novel of high (and low) comedy, high (and low) passions, high (and low) culture. It is a tale of love, death, and rock 'n' roll.

Synopsis:

In this remaking of the myth of Orpheus, Rushdie tells the story of Vina Apsara, a pop star, and Ormus Cama, an extraordinary songwriter and musician, who captivate and change the world through their music and their romance. Beginning in Bombay in the fifties, moving to London in the sixties, and New York for the last quarter century, the novel pulsates with a half-century of music and celebrates the power rock 'n' roll.

About the Author

Salman Rushdie is the author of six previous novels: Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame (Owl Books, 0-8050-5310-7), The Satanic Verses (Owl Books, 0-8050-5309-3), Haroun and the Sea of Stories, and The Moor's Last Sigh, as well as one work of short stories titled East, West. He has also published four works of nonfiction: The Jaguar Smile (Owl Books, 0-8050-5311-5), Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and Mirrorwork (coedited with Elizabeth West) (Owl Books, 0-8050-5710-2).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805053081
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
India
Subject:
England
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Contemporary
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Photographers
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Women singers
Subject:
Popular music -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1971-1980 -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19990413
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.46 x 6.66 x 1.785 in

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In this remaking of the myth of Orpheus, Rushdie tells the story of Vina Apsara, a pop star, and Ormus Cama, an extraordinary songwriter and musician, who captivate and change the world through their music and their romance. Beginning in Bombay in the fifties, moving to London in the sixties, and New York for the last quarter century, the novel pulsates with a half-century of music and celebrates the power rock 'n' roll.

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