The Moor's Last Sigh

Random House LLC, 16 févr. 2011 - 448 pages
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Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year

Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. Moraes "Moor" Zogoiby, the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinese spice merchants and crime lords, is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As he travels a route that takes him from India to Spain, he leaves behind a tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerized offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave.

"Fierce, phantasmagorical...a huge, sprawling, exuberant novel."--New York Times

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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I found this book really hard to get into for a few reasons. I would read some and then put it down for a few days, then try to resume and be entirely confused about who was who because there are so ... Consulter l'avis complet

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I am writing this review almost a month after reading it .I also lost the notes , made during the course of reading but will try to do justice to it. Premise The story is recounting of family history ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Salman Rushdie's books, from "Midnight's Children" to "The Satanic Verses", have been read around the world. His recent book--"Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Imaginary Homelands 1981-90 ", and "The Moor's Last Sigh"--have enhanced his reputation as one of our most important contemporary writers.

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