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Midnight's Children : Vintage Classics - Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Children

Vintage Classics

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ONE OF FIVE NEW VINTAGE FUTURE CLASSIC READING GUIDE EDITIONS

INCLUDES A READING GUIDE

Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other 'midnight's children' all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.

About the Author

Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels including Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury and Shalimar the Clown. He has also published works of non-fiction including, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz and, as co-editor, The Vintage Book of Short Stories. He has received many awards for his writing including the European Union's 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 judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

"Totally different to anything I'd read before: hilarious at times, frustrating at times, exploring how history is linked into our lives, plus lots of metaphors about chutney." -- Issy Patience * Skinny * "One of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation" * The New York Review of Books *

ISBN: 9780099540991
ISBN-10: 0099540991
Audience: General
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 1st December 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1