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Midnight's Children

ISBN-10: 0812976533
ISBN-13: 9780812976533
Edition: 25th 2006
Authors: Salman Rushdie
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Description: Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India's independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India's independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India's 1,000 other " midnight's children, " all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people- a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnight's Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.

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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