Quichotte

by Salman Rushdie

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

Quichotte Synopsis

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019*** In a tour-de-force that is 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.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781529111989
Publication date: 23rd July 2020
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Salman Rushdie Press Reviews

[Quichotte is a] delightful confection... Humane and humorous. Rushdie is in top form, serving up a fine piece of literary satire. - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Rushdie's rambunctious latest... [is an] uproarious comedy... a brilliant rendition of the cheesy, sleazy, scary pandemonium of life in modern times. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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ISBN: 9781529111989
Publication date: 23/07/2020
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780593132982
Publication date: 03/09/2019
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Publication date: 29/08/2019
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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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