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Knopf Canada, 1997 - Men - 320 pages
15 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. Shame is a tour de force and a fitting predecessor to the author's legendary novel, The Satanic Verses.

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User Review  - Madhurabharatula Pranav Rohit Kasinath - Goodreads

Someone close to me once said - this was praise, mind you - that Django Unchained was so unique because Tarantino had no respect for his audience. He made the film in his own messy, unorthodox manner ... Read full review

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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

About the author (1997)

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

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