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THE MOOR'S LAST SIGH.

Rushdie, Salman.

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ISBN 10: 009959241X / ISBN 13: 9780099592419
Published by PANTHEON, 1995
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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1st U.S. ed. Advance reading copy, fiction, uncorrected proof Near fine Advance Reader's Edition in decorated glossy wraps . SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. Bookseller Inventory # 473

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Title: THE MOOR'S LAST SIGH.

Publisher: PANTHEON

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Moraes `Moor' Zogoiby is the last in line of a crooked and fantastical dynasty of spice merchants and crime lords from Cochin. He is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As we travel with him on a route that takes him from India to Spain, he spins his labyrinthine family tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerised offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave. But does the India of his parents - populated by extravagant artists, piratical gatekeepers and mysterious lost paintings - still exist? And will he ever discover what became of his fiery and tempestuous mother? Moraes' epic quest to uncover the truth of the past is a love story to a vanishing world, and also its last hurrah.

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In The Moor's Last Sigh Salman Rushdie revisits some of the same ground he covered in his greatest novel, Midnight's Children. This book is narrated by Moraes Zogoiby, aka Moor, who speaks to us from a gravestone in Spain. Like Moor, Rushdie knows about a life spent in banishment from normal society--Rushdie because of the death sentence that followed The Satanic Verses, Moor because he ages at twice the rate of normal humans. Yet Moor's story of travail is bigger than Rushdie's; it encompasses a grand struggle between good and evil while Moor himself stands as allegory for Rushdie's home country of India. Filled with wordplay and ripe with humor, it is an epic work, and Rushdie has the tools to pull it off. He earned a 1995 Whitbread Prize for his efforts.

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