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Salman Rushdie
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Salman Rushdie is the author of eleven novels—Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, and Luka and the Fire of Life—and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published three works of nonfiction: The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981–1991, and Step Across This Line, and coedited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a former... Read More

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The Remains of the Day

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro
Introduction by Salman Rushdie


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $24.95

An elegant Everyman's Library hardcover edition of the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize, a bestseller and a perpetually strong backlist title, and the basis for an award-winning film—with full-cloth binding, a silk ribbon marker, a chronology, and a new introduction by Salman Rushdie.

Here is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait... Read more >
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East, West
Stories
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 23, 1995
Price: $15.00

In his first major work since The Satanic Verses, Rushdie gives us nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. From rickshaw drivers to occultists, Christopher Columbus to Hamlet's court jester, the characters in East, West inhabit a world in which nationality, and even... Read more >
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East, West
Stories
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2014
Price: $11.99

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The Enchantress of Florence
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $9.99

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The Enchantress of Florence
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $15.00

The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess the powers of enchantment and sorcery, attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which... Read more >
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Fury
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 6, 2002
Price: $15.00

"Life is fury. Fury-sexual, Oedipal, political, magical, brutal- drives us to our finest heights and coarsest depths. This is what we are, what we civilize ourselves to disguise-the terrifying human animal in us, the exalted, transcendent, self-destructive, untrammeled lord of creation. We raise each other to the heights of joy. We... Read more >
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Fury
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 4, 2001
Price: $11.99

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Grimus
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 30, 2003
Price: $15.00

The first novel by one of our greatest novelists, restored to print by the Modern Library

After drinking an elixir that bestows immortality upon him, a young Indian named Flapping Eagle spends the next seven hundred years sailing the seas with the blessing, and ultimately the burden, of living forever. Eventually, he... Read more >
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Grimus
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 30, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Jaguar Smile
A Nicaraguan Journey
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $14.00

In this brilliantly focused and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the land, and the poetry of Nicaragua, Salman Rushdie brings to the forefront the palpable human facts of a country in the midst of a revolution.

Rushdie went to Nicaragua in 1986, harboring no preconceptions of what he might find... Read more >
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The Jaguar Smile
A Nicaraguan Journey
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Joseph Anton
A Memoir
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $18.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
San Francisco Chronicle • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Seattle Times • The Economist • Kansas City Star • BookPage

On February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death”... Read more >

Joseph Anton
A Memoir
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Luka and the Fire of Life
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $15.00

“You’ve reached the age at which people in this family cross the border into the magical world. It’s your turn for an adventure—yes, it’s finally here!” So says Haroun to his younger brother, twelve-year-old Luka. The adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, when Luka’s father, Rashid... Read more >
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Luka and the Fire of Life
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Midnight's Children
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 4, 2006
Price: $16.00

Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that... Read more >
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Midnight's Children

Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Hardcover, 632 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 17, 1995
Price: $26.00

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Midnight's Children

Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 26, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children
Adapted for the Theatre by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade and Tim Supple
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 22, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children
Adapted for the Theatre by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade and Tim Supple
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 18, 2003
Price: $13.95

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The Moor's Last Sigh

Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $16.00

Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year

Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. Moraes "Moor" Zogoiby, the last... Read more >
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The Moor's Last Sigh

Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: November 5, 1996
Price: $18.50

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The Moor's Last Sigh

Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Moor's Last Sigh

Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: December 31, 2010
Price: $13.99

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The Satanic Verses
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $16.00

Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two men--Gibreel Farishta, the biggest movie star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to Bombay in fifteen years--plummet from the sky. Washing up on the snow-covered sands... Read more >
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