Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

by Salman Rushdie

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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights Synopsis

Blending history, mythology and a timeless love story, this is a satirical, magical masterpiece from one of the greatest living writers. In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own comic book creation. Abandoned at the mayor's office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining. Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn. Centuries ago, Dunia, a princess of the jinn, fell in love with a mortal man of reason. Together they produced an astonishing number of children, unaware of their fantastical powers, who spread across generations in the human world. 'A riotous, exuberant and sometimes maddening celebration of the power of storytelling' Sunday Times

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ISBN: 9781784701857
Publication date: 5th May 2016
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Salman Rushdie Press Reviews

'[The book] moves between gentle irony and moments of profound emotion. It is a riotous, exuberant and sometimes maddening celebration of the power of storytelling, and of the importance of education and culture.' -- Christina Patterson Sunday Times

'His usual seamless blend of the realistic and fantastic.' Travel Guide

'Two Years, Eight Months & Twenty-eight Nights blends Arabian myth, history and sci-fi into a whirlwind fable.' Good Housekeeping

'I like to think how many readers are going to admire the courage of this book, revel in its fierce colours, its boisterousness, humour and tremendous pizzazz, and take delight in its generosity of spirit.' -- Ursula K Le Guin Guardian

'rollicking, lyrical and very enjoyable tale.' -- Darragh McManus Irish Independent

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ISBN: 9781784701857
Publication date: 05/05/2016
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About Salman Rushdie

Sir Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 19 June 1947. He went to school in Bombay and at Rugby in England, and read History at King's College, Cambridge, where he joined the Cambridge Footlights theatre company. After graduating, he lived with his family who had moved to Pakistan in 1964, and worked briefly in television before returning to England, beginning work as a copywriter for an advertising agency. His first novel, Grimus, was published in 1975. His second novel, the acclaimed Midnight's Children, was published in 1981. It won the Booker Prize for Fiction, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction), ...

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