Synopses & Reviews
Reissue of Rushdie's first novel published in 1975, an epic fantasy about Flapping Eagle, a young Indian given the gift of immortality after drinking a magic fluid. "A mixture of science fiction and folktale, past and future, primitive and present day..Thunderous and touching" "Financial Times"
Flapping Eagle, a young Indian, receives the gift of immortality after drinking a magic fluid. Tiring of the burden of eternal life, he sets out on a monumental search for the mystical Calf Island, where he can rejoin the human race. His journey is peopled with strange characters.