Salman Rushdie - Shame (First US edition)

Salman Rushdie - Shame (First US edition)

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Omar Khayyam Shakil was inexplicably born to three mothers, who all shared the same symptoms of pregnancy and suckled him at their breasts. From infancy, they nurtured him and passed on the wisdom to live without shame, a worthwhile lesson when Omar leaves home and falls in love. Rushdie’s tale is a staggering blend of myth, politics, history, magical realism and religion, epic in scale and satirical in wit. His words speak to a nation’s shame and how it can engender violence and terror, demonstrating Rushdie’s unrivalled mind. This copy is a first US edition, first printing and was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1983.

Title: Shame

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Year Printed: 1983

Binding: Hardback

Condition: Good

Comments: As this is a vintage book, there is some minor damage and discolouration to the front cover, back cover and spine of the dust jacket. Book includes original dust jacket.


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