"This is a fabulous, glowing, witty and brilliant epic... This is the Ulysses of rock 'n' roll... glittering writing - humane and very funny"
Ruth Padel, INDEPENDENT
Vina Apsara, a famous and much loved singer with a wild and irresistible voice, is caught up in a devastating earthquake and never seen again. This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks and again finds her, over and over throughout his own extraordinary life in music. Set in the inspiring, vain, fabulous world of rock 'n' roll, this is the story of a love that stretches across continents, across Vina and Ormus's whole lives, and even
"The first great rock 'n' roll novel in the English language"
Nigel Williamson, THE TIMES
"A ground-breaking work... Rushdie turns our century of celebrity and atrocity inside out. He makes you see the world in a new light"
Mark Sanderson, TIME OUT
"Uniquely exhilarating... Salman Rushdie once more proves his mastery... His sheer linguistic energy is a delight"
Caroline Moore, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
"A carnival of words... a triumphant hymn to the transforming power of love"
Russell Celyn Jones, THE TIMES