The Ground Beneath Her Feet: A Novel

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Macmillan, 2000 - Fiction - 592 pages
43 Reviews
In this remaking of the myth of Orpheus, Rushdie tells the story of Vina Apsara, a pop star, and Ormus Cama, an extraordinary songwriter and musician, who captivate and change the world through their music and their romance. Beginning in Bombay in the fifties, moving to London in the sixties, and New York for the last quarter century, the novel pulsates with a half-century of music and celebrates the power rock 'n' roll.
  

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

This book has been on my shelf in one form or another since 1999, but it took getting it on audio (and then another year or two) before I finally read it. I have no idea what took me so long ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christine Blachford - Goodreads

Plot: This is the story of the life and death of Vina Apsara, a huge singing sensation, and everyone around her. It takes place over the course of a whole lifetime and finishes after her death ... Read full review

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Contents

The Keeper of Bees
3
Melodies and Silences
23
Legends of Thrace
56
The Invention of Music
86
Goat Songs
114
Disorientations
149
More Than Love
189
The Decisive Moment
209
Higher Love
314
Transformer
346
On Pleasure Island
373
The Whole Catastrophe
410
Beneath Her Feet
452
Vina Divina
478
Mira on the Wall
513
Dies Irae
553

Membrane
250
Season of the Witch
277

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About the author (2000)

Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels: Grimus, Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, and one work of short stories titled East, West. He has also published four works of nonfiction: The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and Mirrorwork (co-edited with Elizabeth West).

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