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THE MOOR'S LAST SIGH

Rushdie, Salman

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ISBN 10: 0679420495 / ISBN 13: 9780679420491
Published by Pantheon, NY, 1996
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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ARC forf the first US edition. Glossy pictoral wraps. Unread copy in Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 1200276

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Title: THE MOOR'S LAST SIGH

Publisher: Pantheon, NY

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Advance Reading Copy

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Synopsis:

In his first novel since The Satanic Verses, Rushdie gives readers a masterpiece of controlled storytelling, informed by astonishing scope and ambition, by turns compassionate, wicked, poignant, and funny. From the paradise of Aurora's legendary salon to his omnipotent father's sky-garden atop a towering glass high-rise, the Moor's story evokes his family's often grotesque but compulsively moving fortunes in a world of possibilities embodied by India in this century.

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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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