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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409058823
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Shame




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.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409058823
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

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 Shame

“There can have seldom have been so robust and baroque an incarnation of the political novel as Shame”

Sunday Telegraph

“Salman Rushdie has earned the right to be called one of our great story tellers”

Observer

“Every bit as good as Midnight's Children”

The Times


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