A masterful combination of history, myth, art, language, politics and religion from this legendary writer
Omar Khayyam Shakil had three mothers who shared the symptoms of pregnancy, as they did everything else, inseparably. At their six breasts, Omar was warned against all feelings and nuances of shame. It was training which would prove useful when he left his mothers' fortress (via the dumb-waiter) to face his shameless future. . . . As captivating fairy-tale, devastating political satire and exquisite, uproarious entertainment, Shame is a novel without rival.
“There can have seldom have been so robust and baroque an incarnation of the political novel as Shame”
“Salman Rushdie has earned the right to be called one of our great story tellers”
“Every bit as good as Midnight's Children”