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  • Published: 3 March 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099766018
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Ground Beneath Her Feet




'This is a fabulous, glowing, witty and brilliant epic... This is the Ulysses of rock 'n' roll...glittering writing - humane and very funny' Ruth Padel, Independent

'The first great rock 'n' roll novel in the English language' The Times

On Valentine's Day, 1989, Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, disappears in a devastating earthquake.

Her lover, the singer Ormus Cama, cannot accept that he has lost her, and so begins his eternal quest to find her and bring her back. His journey takes him across the globe and through cities pulsating with the power of rock 'n' roll, to Bombay, London and New York.

But around the star-crossed lover and his quest, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. Cracks and tears are appearing in the very fabric of reality, and exposing the abyss beyond. And Ormus has to confront just how far he is willing to go for love.

  • Published: 3 March 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099766018
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

About the author

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of fourteen 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, The Golden House and Quichotte (which was shortlisted for hte Booker Prize) – 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 The Ground Beneath Her Feet

A ground-breaking work... Rushdie turns our century of celebrity and atrocity inside out. He makes you see the world in a new light

Time Out

The first great rock 'n' roll novel in the English language

The Times

Uniquely exhilarating...Salman Rushdie once more proves his mastery... His sheer linguistic energy is a delight

Sunday Telegraph

A carnival of words...a triumphant hymn to the transforming power of love

The Times

Quite simply the most absorbing, the most entertaining book you are likely to read all year

Mail on Sunday

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