And so he steps out of his life once again and begins a new one in New York. Around Malik cab drivers spout obscenities, a serial killer is murdering women with a lump of concrete, and the petty spats and bone-deep resentments of the metropolis threaten to engulf him, as his own thoughts, emotions and desires reach breaking point.
An astounding, intense novel by the Booker-prize winning author of Midnight's Children. In the summer of 2000 New York is a city living at breakneck speed in an age of unprecedented decadence. Into this tumultuous city arrives Malik Solanka. His life has been a sequence of exits. He has left in his wake his country, family, not one but two wives, and now a child. But as his latest marriage disintegrates and the fury builds within him he fears he will become dangerous to those he loves. And so he steps out of his life once again and begins a new one in New York. But New York is a city boiling with fury. Around Malik cab drivers spout obscenities, a serial killer is murdering women with a lump of concrete, and the petty spats and bone-deep resentments of the metropolis threaten to engulf him, as his own thoughts, emotions and desires reach breaking point. `Both a howl of rage and a love letter... Rushdie is a very great novelist - our greatest' Guardian
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"Both a howl of rage and a love letter... Rushdie is a very great novelist - our greatest" Guardian "Thrilling writing... A simmering novel, as crammed with passion and potholes as New York streets" Independent "Rushdie is an irrepressibly playful entertainer, as well as a web-weaving storyteller" Financial Times "Rushdie has found inspiration in new York, and pulls apart the city's every nuance in this dark and brilliant comedy" GQ "A writer of breathtaking originality" Financial Times
About Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels - Grimus, Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights, and The Golden House - and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published four works of non-fiction - Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line - and co-edited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.
Fury by Salman Rushdie
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