Salman Rushdie - Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie - Midnight's Children

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Rushdie’s epic masterpiece about Indian independence from British colonialism and Partition. Saleem Sinai finds himself telepathically linked to other ‘midnight’s children’, all born in the midnight hour of Indian independence, and all in possession of unusual gifts. He comes to find these powers burdensome and glorious in equal measure, with his life events inextricably linked to that of his country’s. It’s a story of nationhood and identity, of politics and history, of society and the individual. Rushdie’s use of magical realism here is so artistically correct, so compelling and powerful, it's unsurprising this novel won the Booker Prize in 1981. This copy is an early reprint by arrangement with Jonathan Cape, and was published by Book Club Associates in 1982.

Title: Midnight's Children

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Book Club Associates

Year Printed: 1982

Binding: Hardback

Condition: Good

Comments: As this is a vintage book, there is some discolouration and damage to the spine, to the front and back covers of the dust jacket. There is some minor scuffing to the fort cover of the book. Original dust jacket included. Otherwise in good condition.


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