Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
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Midnight's Children
By Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Children

Adapted for the Theatre

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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

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The original stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children, winner of the 1993 Booker of Bookers, the best book to win the Booker Prize in its first twenty-five years. In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 14--15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, 1,001 children are born--each of whom is gifted with supernatural powers. Midnight s Children focuses on the fates of two of them--the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman and the male heir of a wealthy Muslim family--who become inextricably linked when a midwife switches the boys at birth. An allegory of modern India, Midnight s Children is a family saga set against the volatile events of the thirty years following the country s independence--the partitioning of India and Pakistan, the rule of Indira Gandhi, the onset of violence and war, and the imposition of martial law. It is a magical and haunting tale, of fragmentation and of the struggle for identity and belonging that links personal life with national history. In collaboration with Simon Reade, Tim Supple and the Royal Shakespeare Society, Salman Rushdie has adapted his masterpiece for the stage."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812969030
ISBN-10: 0812969030
Format: Paperback / softback
(205mm x 131mm x 12mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Salman Rushdie

Sir SALMAN RUSHDIE is the multi-award winning author of eleven previous novels--"Luka and the Fire of Life," "Grimus," "Midnight's Children "(which won the Booker Prize, 1981, and the Best of the Booker Prize, 2008), "Shame, The Satanic Verses," "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," "The Moor's Last Sigh," "The Ground Beneath Her Feet," "Fury," "Shalimar the Clown" and "The Enchantress of Florence"--and one collection of short stories, "East, West." He has also published three works of non-fiction: "The Jaguar Smile," "Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991 "and "Step Across This Line," and coedited two anthologies, "Mirrorwork "and "Best American Short Stories 2008." His memoir, "Joseph Anton," published in 2012, became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. It was praised as "the finest memoir...in many a year" ("The Washington Post"). His books have been translated into over forty languages. He is a former president of American PEN.

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