Midnight's Children

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 2000 - Fiction - 533 pages
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"An extraordinary novel...one of the most important to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation. AIt? is to modern India what Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum is to modern Germany." --Robert Towers, The New York Times Book Review

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Teaming with rich detail, this is book really seems to *be* India - both on microcosmic and macrocosmic levels. I love that it is not necessarily linear too as that helps to bind its many themes together. Rushdie takes us into the heart of his continent. Read full review

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Magical, because it is irreverent, honest and fearless writing. What writer is a writer if he isn't utterly fearless of governments, religions, societies and public opinions in his writing! How true ... Read full review

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Salman Rushdie was born in India on June 19, 1947. He was raised in Pakistan and educated in England. His novels include Grimus, Shame, 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 Joseph Anton, Imaginary Homelands, The Jaguar Smile, and Step across This Line. He also wrote a collection of short stories entitled East, West. He has received numerous awards including the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel twice, the James Tait Black Prize, the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, the Booker Prize in 1981 for Midnight's Children, and the 2014 PEN/Pinter Prize.

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