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  • Published: 1 July 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099511892
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $19.99

Midnight's Children




Reissued to mark the 40th anniversary of Rushdie's masterpiece, this edition carries a new introduction written for the occasion

WITH A NEW 40TH ANNIVERSARY INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR

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

  • Published: 1 July 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099511892
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), The Satanic Verses, and Quichotte (which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize). A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature and was made a Companion of Honour in the Queen's last Birthday Honours list in 2022.

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Praise for Midnight's Children

A magical-realist reflection of the issues India faced post-independence including culture, language, religion, and politics… It’s a truly incredible work.

Jack Rear, Verdict

The extraordinary alchemy of Midnight’s Children was its miraculous fusion of the fantastical and the historical.

Jereme Boyd Maunsell, Evening Standard

A wonderful, rich and humane novel that is safe to call a classic.

Sam Jordison, Guardian

Rushdie’s novel took a post-colonial "empire fights back" spirit, and a deep personal understanding of the politics of Indian partition, and exploded them into something teeming with imaginative life… He inhabits a hybrid consciousness, with a telepathic connection to the other children of midnight, and tells its stories for all he is worth.

Tim Adams, Observer

A head-spinning tale... Rushdie's masterpiece virtually invented a new language for Anglo-Indian literature

John Walsh, Reader's Digest

Midnight's Children is also full of such zest for every messy aspect of life that you can't help but feel inspired

Guardian

Fresh and witty

Neema Shah, Eastern Eye