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A new edition of Salman Rushdie's prize-winning masterpiece to tie in with the release of a major film adaptation.

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.

Reviews

'Salman Rushdie has earned the right to be called one of our great storytellers.' Observer

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

'Huge, vital, engrossing... in all senses a fantastic book.' Sunday Times

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

Jereme Boyd Maunsell, Evening Standard

'The literary map of India has been redrawn... Midnight's Children sounds like a country finding its voice.' New York Times

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

Sam Jordison, Guardian

'A brilliant and endearing novel.' London Review of Books

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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099582076

    May 16, 2013

    Vintage

    672 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099540991

    December 1, 2010

    Vintage Classics

    688 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099511892

    July 1, 2008

    Vintage Classics

    688 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Hardback

    9781857152173

    November 24, 1995

    Everyman

    589 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Paperback

    9780099578512

    July 4, 1995

    Vintage

    464 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781409028482

    February 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    672 pages

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Also by Salman Rushdie

The Golden House
Midnight’s Children
Home
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
Haroun and Luka
Joseph Anton
Luka and the Fire of Life
Imaginary Homelands
The Enchantress of Florence
Shalimar the Clown
Step Across This Line
Fury
The Jaguar Smile
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Midnights Children
The Satanic Verses
Vintage Book Of Indian Writing 1947 - 1997
Grimus
The Moor's Last Sigh
East, West
Shame
Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

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