Grimus

ISBN-10: 0812969995
ISBN-13: 9780812969993
Edition: 2003
Authors: Salman Rushdie
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

“A mixture of science fiction and folktale, past and future, primitive and present-day . . . Thunderous and touching.” –Financial Times After drinking an elixir that bestows immortality upon him, a young Indian named Flapping Eagle spends the next seven hundred years sailing the seas with the blessing–and ultimately the burden–of living forever. Eventually, weary of the sameness of life, he journeys to the mountainous Calf Island to regain his mortality. There he meets other immortals obsessed with their own stasis and sets out to scale the island’s peak, from which the mysterious and corrosive Grimus Effect emits. Through a series of thrilling quests and encounters, Flapping Eagle comes face-to-face with the island’s creator and unwinds the mysteries of his own humanity. Salman Rushdie’s celebrated debut novel remains as powerful and as haunting as when it was first published more than thirty years ago. “A book to be read twice . . . [Grimus] is literate, it is fun, it is meaningful, and perhaps most important, it pushes the boundaries of the form outward.” –Los Angeles Times

Salman Rushdie was born in India on June 19, 1947. He was raised in Pakistan and educated in England. His novels include Grimus, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, and Luka and the Fire of Life. His non-fiction works include Imaginary Homelands, The Jaguar Smile, and Step across This Line. He has received numerous awards including the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (twice), the James Tait Black Prize, the French Prix du Meilleur Livre �tranger, the Booker Prize in 1981for Midnight's Children, and the 2014 PEN/Pinter Prize.

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