In his first major work of fiction since The Satanic Verses, Rushdie gives us nine stories that illuminate the intimacies and distances between East and West.
"Poignant and intimate... boisterously inventive... gently provocative." --The New York Times Book Review
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A rickshaw driver dreams of being a Bombay movie star; Indian diplomats, who as childhood friends hatched Star Trek fantasies, must boldly go into a hidden universe of conspiracy and violence; and Hamlet's jester is caught up in murderous intrigues. In Rushdie's hybrid world, an Indian guru can be a redheaded Welshman, while Christopher Columbus is an immigrant, dreaming of Western glory. Rushdie allows himself, like his characters, to be pulled now in one direction, then in another. Yet he remains a writer who insists on our cultural complexity; who, rising beyond ideology, refuses to choose between East and West and embraces the world.From the Back Cover:
"One of the decade's great literary triumphs: magical, compassionate, wise, beautiful, and so very entertaining." --The Toronto Star
"Richly imaginative...The characters are memorable, the language swift, and the reader is touched by desire, friendship and love." --The Globe and Mail
"A pleasure to read...The stories in East, West have the careful precision of ivory miniatures. And all of them, beneath their infectiously playful surfaces ponder the imponderables of human fate." --Macleans's
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Book Description Pantheon, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX067943965X
Book Description Pantheon, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11067943965X
Book Description Pantheon, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 067943965X
Book Description Pantheon, New York, N.Y., USA, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition stated, with correct number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, " NEW" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY. Bookseller Inventory # 003896