Midnight's Children (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
672
Utgivningsdatum
1998-01-01
Upplaga
New ed
Utmärkelser
Winner of Booker of Bookers 1993.; Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 1981.; Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1981.; Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.; Shortlisted for Be
Förlag
Vintage
Originalspråk
English
Dimensioner
200 x 130 x 30 mm
Vikt
320 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
B
SAB
He.01
ISBN
9780099578512
Born at the stroke of midnight, at the precise moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is destined from birth to be special. For he is one of 1,001 children born in the midnight hour, children who all have special gifts, children with whom Saleem is telepathically linked. But there has been a terrible mix up at birth, and Saleem's life takes some unexpected twists and turns. As he grows up amidst a whirlwind of triumphs and disasters, Saleem must learn the ominous consequences of his gift, for the course of his life is inseparably linked to that of his motherland, and his every act is mirrored and magnified in the events that shape the newborn nation of India. It is a great gift, and a terrible burden.
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Salman Rushdie is the author of eight novels, one collection of short stories, and four works of non-fiction, and the co-editor of The Vintage Book of Indian Writing. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. The Moor's Last Sigh won the Whitbread Prize in 1995, and the European Union's Aristelon Prize for Literature in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.