The Satanic Verses: A Novel

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Vintage Canada, 1997 - Families - 561 pages
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Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two men -- Gibreel Farishta, the biggest movie star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to Bombay in fifteen years -- plummet from the sky. Washing up on the snow-covered sands of an English beach, they proceed through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations.

The Satanic Versesis a wonderfully erudite study of the evil and good entwined within the hearts of women and men, an epic journey of tears and laughter, served up by a writer at the height of his powers.

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I remember I was working in a book store when this was first released to much controversy over death threats and due in part to that it became a best seller. I am pretty sure that is one of the main ... Read full review

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David Lodge observed somewhere that there are books you read and books you'd rather read about – I've often wondered during my lecture whether it's the second that applies to Rushdie's novel, with all ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Salman Rushdie is the author of seven novels, includingThe Satanic Verses,The Ground Beneath Her Feet andMidnight’s Childrenfor which he won the Booker Prize and the “Booker of Bookers.”

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