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 Verses is 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 think this book is famous more because of its infamy than its quality. I am impressed with the author's obvious knowledge of pop and literary culture, evident from the numerous allusions and details ... Read full review

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Salman Rushdie has an amazing gift for language... and "The Satanic Verses" really doesn't disappoint. He writes the kind of sentences you just want to linger over -- they are clever without being ... Read full review

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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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