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The Jaguar Smile

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Written by Salman RushdieAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Salman Rushdie

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
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  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • On Sale: March 11, 2008
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-7672-4 (0-8129-7672-X)
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about this book

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. What he discovered was overwhelming: a culture of heroes who had turned into inanimate objects and of politicians and warriors who were poets, a land of difficult, often beautiful contradictions. His perceptions always heightened by his special sensitivity to "the views from underneath," Rushdie reveals a land resounding to the clashes between history and morality, government and individuals.

More praise for Salman Rushdie and The Jaguar Smile:
"Salman Rushdie's extraordinary book. . . is a masterpiece of sympathetic yet critical reporting graced with his marvelous wit, quietly assertive style, odd and yet always revealing experiences."
--Edward W. Said

"A vivid and probing introduction for perplexed outsiders trying to make sense of Nicaraguan dilemmas."
--Dan Cryer, Newsday