Midnight's Children: Vintage 21 (Vintage 21st Anniv Editions)

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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.


"One of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation" ( The New York Review of Books)

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Rushdie, Salman
Published by Vintage Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0099554038 ISBN 13: 9780099554035
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099554038

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