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Quichotte

by Salman Rushdie

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Quichotte Synopsis

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 a TV star. 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. And 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.

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Quichotte 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: 9781787331914
Publication date: 29/08/2019
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787331914
Publication date: 29th August 2019
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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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