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Midnight's Children
By Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Children

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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Best of the Booker 2008.

Book Description

Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other 'midnight's children' all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099511892
ISBN-10: 0099511894
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 34mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Salman Rushdie

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 Aristeion Prize for Literature in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.

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