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TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS & TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First British Edition/First Printing: Signed by Salman Rushdie

Rushdie, Salman

Published by London, England: Jonathan Cape, 2015
ISBN 10: 081299891X / ISBN 13: 9780812998917
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Title: TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS & TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS...

Publisher: London, England: Jonathan Cape, 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 286 pages. Published in 2015. The author's twelfth novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. In terms of production values, the British Edition is superior to the American in every respect, not the least being its more magical and vividly colorful DJ design. Presents Salman Rushdie's "Two Years Eight Months & Twenty-Eight Nights". The author's wicked, ironic version of the great epic, "Thousand And One Nights". "A spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of un-reason" (Publisher's blurb). "Rushdie is our Scheherazade. His book is a fantasy, a fairy tale, and a brilliant reflection of and serious meditation on the choices and agonies of life in this world" (Ursula K. Le Guin). An absolute "must-have" title for Salman Rushdie collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the half-title page by Salman Rushdie. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Chicago Humanities Festival 2015 Souvenir Program during which event his signature was obtained. The Winner of its prestigious annual literary prize (for the novel), Rushdie delivered the Festival Keynote Address: "Citizen Artist: The Chicago Tribune Literary Award 2015". This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: In terms of production values, the British Edition is superior to the American in every respect, not the least being its more magical and vividly colorful DJ design. Copies available online command as much as $125. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1981 for "Midnight's Children", which was also selected as "The Booker of Bookers" in 1993, the best of all previous winners. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SALMAN RUSHDIE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 081299891X. Bookseller Inventory # 20297

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Synopsis: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post ? Los Angeles Times ? San Francisco Chronicle ? Harper?s Bazaar ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch ? The Guardian ? The Kansas City Star ? National Post ? BookPage ? Kirkus Reviews

From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.

In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own sub?Stan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayor?s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining.

Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn, who live in a world separated from ours by a veil. Centuries ago, Dunia, a princess of the jinn, fell in love with a mortal man of reason. Together they produced an astonishing number of children, unaware of their fantastical powers, who spread across generations in the human world.

Once the line between worlds is breached on a grand scale, Dunia?s children and others will play a role in an epic war between light and dark spanning a thousand and one nights?or two years, eight months, and twenty-eight nights. It is a time of enormous upheaval, in which beliefs are challenged, words act like poison, silence is a disease, and a noise may contain a hidden curse.

Inspired by the traditional ?wonder tales? of the East, Salman Rushdie?s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today?s world. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption.

Praise for Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

?Rushdie is our Scheherazade. . . . This book is a fantasy, a fairytale?and a brilliant reflection of and serious meditation on the choices and agonies of our life in this world.? ?Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian

?One of the major literary voices of our time . . . In reading this new book, one cannot escape the feeling that [Rushdie?s] years of writing and success have perhaps been preparation for this moment, for the creation of this tremendously inventive and timely novel.? ?San Francisco Chronicle

?A wicked bit of satire . . . [Rushdie] riffs and expands on the tales of Scheherazade, another storyteller whose spinning of yarns was a matter of life and death.? ?USA Today

?A swirling tale of genies and geniuses [that] translates the bloody upheavals of our last few decades into the comic-book antics of warring jinn wielding bolts of fire, mystical transmutations and rhyming battle spells.? ?The Washington Post

?Great fun . . . The novel shines brightest in the panache of its unfolding, the electric grace and nimble eloquence and extraordinary range and layering of his voice.? ?The Boston Globe

Product Description: From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.
 
In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own sub?Stan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayor?s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining.
 
Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn, who live in a world separated from ours by a veil. Centuries ago, Dunia, a princess of the jinn, fell in love with a mortal man of reason. Together they produced an astonishing number of children, unaware of their fantastical powers, who spread across generations in the human world.
 
Once the line between worlds is breached on a grand scale, Dunia?s children and others will play a role in an epic war between light and dark spanning a thousand and one nights?or two years, eight months, and twenty-eight nights. It is a time of enormous upheaval, in which beliefs are challenged, words act like poison, silence is a disease, and a noise may contain a hidden curse.
 
Inspired by the traditional ?wonder tales? of the East, Salman Rushdie?s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today?s world. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption.

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