The families of two men, one a famous warrior and the other an infamous playboy, engage in a passionate and heated rivalry that affects the political landscape of their country. By the author of The Satanic Verses. Reprint."
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" Shame is and is not about Pakistan, that invented, imaginary country... The theme is shame and shamelessness, born from the violence which is modern history. Revelation and obscurity, affairs of honour, blushings of all parts, the recession of erotic life, the open violence of public life, create the extraordinary Rushdie mood." -- Malcolm Bradbury, The Guardian
"A pitch black comedy of public life and historical imperatives." -- The Times
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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Book Description 1984-11-23., 1984. Book Condition: New. Picador. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 288pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1130199