Shalimar the Clown (Relié)

Salman Rushdie

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  • Jonathan Cape

  • Paru le : 01/01/2005
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Los Angeles, 1991. Maximilian Ophuls, one of the makers of the modern world, is knifed to death in broad daylight on the doorstep of his illegitimate daughter India, slaughtered by his Kashmiri driver, a mysterious figure who calls himself Shalimar the Clown. The dead man is a World War II Résistance hero, a man of formidable intellectual ability and much erotic appeal, a former United States ambassador to India, and subsequently America's counter-terrorism chief. The murder looks at first like a political assassination but turns out to be passionately personal. This is the story- of Max, his killer, and his daughter - and of a fourth character, the woman who links them, whose story explains them all. The story of a deep love gone fatally wrong, destroyed by a shallow affair, it is an epic narrative that moves from California to France, England, and above ail, Kashmir. At its heart is the tale of that earthly paradise of peach orchards and honey bees, of mountains and lakes, of green-eyed women and murderous men : a ruined paradise, not so much lost as smashed. Lives are uprooted, names keep changing - nothing is permanent, vet everything is connected. Spanning the globe and darting through history, Salman Rushdie's majestic narrative captures the heart of the reader and the spirit of a troubled age.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/2005
  • Editeur : Jonathan Cape
  • ISBN : 0-224-06161-5
  • EAN : 9780224061612
  • Présentation : Relié
  • Nb. de pages : 398 pages
  • Poids : 0.76 Kg
  • Dimensions : 15,5 cm × 24,0 cm × 3,6 cm

Biographie de Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of eight novels - Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Lest Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Fury - and one collection of short stories, entitled East, West. He has also published four works of non-fiction - The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, Step Across This Line and, as co-editor, The Vintage Book of Indian Writing. He bas received many awards for his Writing including the European Unions Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was adjudged the `Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won thé Booker Prize in its first twenty-five years.

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