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Midnight Children - Winner of the Best of the Booker
Midnight Children - Winner of the Best of the Booker

Midnight Children - Winner of the Best of the Booker

by Salman Rushdie

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Language

English

Publisher

Vintage

ISBN

9780099578512 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 647

Binding

Paperback

Salman Rushdie

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Vintage
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 647
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780099578512

Description

Born at the stroke of midnight on August15,1947, at the precise moment of India’s independence, the infant Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the Press and infant saleem Sinai is celebrated in the Press and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru himself.

But this coincidence of birth has consequences Saleem is not prepared for: telepathic powers that connect him with 1,000 other ‘midnight’s children’-all born in the initial hour of India’s independence-and an uncanny sense of smell that allows him to sniff out dangers others cannot perceive.

‘One of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation’ New York Review of Books

‘Huge, vital, engrossing…in all senses a fantastic book’
Sunday Times
‘A magnificent book and Salman Rushdie is a major novelist.
Observer
‘The literary map of India has to be redrawn….Midnight’s Children sounds like a continent finding its voices.

Contents

BOOK ONE
The perforated sheet
Mercurochrome
Hit-the-Spittoon
Under the carpet
A public announcement
Many-headed monsters
Methwold
Tick, tock

BOOK TWO
The fisherman’s pointing finger
Snakes and ladders
Accident in a washing-chest
All-India radio
Love in Bombay
My tenth birthday
At the Pioneer Café’s
Alpha and Omega
The Kolynos Kid
Commanders Sabarmati’s baton
Revelations
Movements performed by pepperpots
Drainage and the desert
Jamila Singer
How Saleem achieved purity

BOOK THREE
The Buddha
In the Sundarbans
San and the Tiger
The shadow of the Mosgue
A wedding
Midnight
Abracadabra

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