Synopses & Reviews
Winner of the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger
In his brilliant third novel, first published in 1983, Salman Rushdie gives us a lively and colorful mixture of history, art, language, politics, and religion. Set in a country "not quite Pakistan," the story centers around the family of two menone a celebrated warrior, the other a debauched playboyengaged in a protracted duel that is played out in the political landscape of their country.
About the Author
is the author of seven novels: Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury
, and one work of short stories titled East, West
. He has also published four works of nonfiction: The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz
, and Mirrorwork
(co-edited with Elizabeth West).