Shame

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Knopf Canada, 1997 - 320 pages
20 Reviews
In this brilliant novel, Salman Rushdie masterfully combines history, art, language, politics, and religion. Set in a country "not quite Pakistan," the story centers around the families of two men -- one a celebrated warrior, the other, a debauched playboy engaged in a protracted duel that is played out in the political landscape of their country.Shameis a tour de force and a fitting predecessor to the author's legendary novel,The Satanic Verses.

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User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

Always funny, at times gripping, at times sad, this is a great book. The story spans over sixty-five years, but Rushdie never loses focus. The prose is playful and elegant, and the imagined world ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peder - Goodreads

Very imaginative narrative loosely related to the formative years of Pakistan. Great use of interpretive metaphors to explain and sometimes show a disappointment (in a compassionate fashion, if that ... 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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