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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

“Salman Rushdies great grasp of the human tragicomedy-its dimensions, its absurdities and horrors-has made him one of the most intelligent fiction writers in the English language.”

-Gail Caldwell, The Boston Globe

“Fury is a profoundly, ecstatically affirmative work of fiction. It reaffirms Rushdies standing . . . at the very front rank of contemporary literary novelists.”

-Baltimore Sun

Malik Solanka, historian of ideas and world-famous dollmaker, steps out of his life one day, abandons his family in London without a word of explanation, and flees for New York. Theres a fury within him, and he fears he has become dangerous to those he loves. He arrives in New York at a time of unprecedented plenty, in the highest hour of Americas wealth and power, seeking to “erase” himself. But fury is all around him. An astonishing work of explosive energy, Fury is by turns a pitiless and pitch-black comedy, a love story of mesmerizing force, and a disturbing inquiry into the darkest side of human nature.

“Rushdies ideas-about society, about culture, about politics-are embedded in his stories and in the interlocking momentum with which he tells them. . . . All of Rushdies synthesizing energy, the way he brings together ancient myth and old story, contemporary incident and archetypal emotion, transfigures reason into a waking dream.”

-Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Well, here it is, then, his first 3-D, full-volume American novel, finger-snapping, wildly stupefying, often slyly funny, red-blooded and red-toothed. [Fury] twinkles brightly in tragicomic passages.”

-The Miami Herald

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About the Author

Salman Rushdie is the author of seven novels--Grimus, Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the "Booker of Bookers"), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet--and one work of short stories, East, West. He has also published four works of non-fiction: The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and Mirrorwork.

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Amanda Schaefer, November 29, 2008 (view all comments by Amanda Schaefer)
I wish this book was longer just so I could keep reading it. The entire book made so much sense, even the parts that weren't real.
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daisy_simona, October 31, 2006 (view all comments by daisy_simona)
It reflected the way i was feeling when I read the book! It was not the same kind of fury, but it still was fury! and the title made me curious about the content and the content made me curious about the end! It is a simple yet interesting title!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679783503
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Middle aged men
Subject:
British
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
College teachers
Subject:
New York
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Series Volume:
RGSD-160
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.6 in 0.45 lb

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