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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409058892
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Grimus




Salman Rushdie's first novel - reissued with a stunning new jacket

Flapping Eagle is a young Indian given the gift of immortality after drinking a magic fluid. Tiring of the burden of immortal life he sets off to find the mystical Calf Island, where he can rejoin the human race. His journey is peopled with strange assortments of characters, including the clumsy, loquacious Virgil Jones; his ugly, tragic companion, Dolores O'Toole; the wicked conjurer, Nicholas Deggle; the dainty, light-spirited Elfrida Gribb; and the enigmatic, pervasive Grimus, creator and controller of the mysterious island.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409058892
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

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.

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Praise for Grimus

“Engrossing and wonderful”

Los Angeles Times

“Ambitious, strikingly confident”

Times Literary Supplement

“Stimulating, funny, a thoroughly good read”

Harpers & Queen

“Thunderous and touching”

Financial Times


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