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Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie

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ISBN 10: 039451470X / ISBN 13: 9780394514703
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1981
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Midnight's Children is Rushdie's look at India's statehood in 1947 and the birth and life of a privileged child/adult born on the eve of independence. It is a story of magical powers, startling insights, and human emotions. The book has recently been made into a movie with the authors and directors close collaboration.This book is the second and possible the finest novel by Rushdie and won the Booker of Booker's award for the best Booker awarded novel in 25 years.The first American edition is the true first, Preceding the UK first by several weeks. Rushdie was awarded knighthood bestowed on him by Queen Elizabeth in 2007 for his contributions to literature. A truly wonderful collectible, bound in 1/4 burgundy cloth over gray boards, would be a mint copy except for ever so slight fade to top edge of burgundy binding. An exceptional copy in a near flawless unclipped($13.95) dust jacket. Book unmarked in any way and unopened. Book is signed by Rushdie on the ffep, and protected in Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 000416

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Title: Midnight's Children

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First American Edition

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Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other 'midnight's children' all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious

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Before Salman Rushdie had that problem with a certain religious-political figure with a serious need to chill out, he'd already shown he was an important literary force. Quite simply, Midnight's Children is amazing--fun, beautiful, erudite, both fairy tale and political narrative told through a supernatural narrator who is caught between different worlds. Though it's a big book, with big themes of India's nationhood and of ethnic and personal identity, it's far from a dry history lesson. Rushdie tells the story in his own brand of magical realism, with a prose of lyrical, transcendent goofiness.

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