The Moor's Last Sigh
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 16 févr. 2011 - 448 pages
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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Review: The Moor's Last SighAvis d'utilisateur - Christopher Hunt - Goodreads
Convoluted and heavy going - some elements of fantasy linked in to realism Consulter l'avis complet
Review: The Moor's Last SighAvis d'utilisateur - Sidharth Vardhan - Goodreads
In 'Moor's Last Sigh', Salman Rushdie has captured the spirit of Mumbai city; the way he has done it before with India in 'Midnight's children'. There is everything in there which you come to ... Consulter l'avis complet