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Rushdie Salman

Quichotte

9781787331921

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $32.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781787331921
Published: August 2019

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***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***

In a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age.

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television, who falls in impossible love with the TV star Salman R. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where 'Anything-Can-Happen'. Meanwhile his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.

Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirise the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse, with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of his work. The fully realised lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781787331921
Published: August 2019

Number of pages: 416
Width: 153 mm
Height: 234 mm
Depth: 30 mm

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

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