Shame

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Knopf Canada, Dec 31, 2010 - Fiction
15 Reviews
In this brilliant novel, Salman Rushdie masterfully combines history, art, language, politics, and religion. Set in a country "not quite Pakistan," the story centers around the families of two men -- one a celebrated warrior, the other, a debauched playboy engaged in a protracted duel that is played out in the political landscape of their country. Shame is a tour de force and a fitting predecessor to the author's legendary novel, The Satanic Verses.


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User Review  - Madhurabharatula Pranav Rohit Kasinath - Goodreads

Someone close to me once said - this was praise, mind you - that Django Unchained was so unique because Tarantino had no respect for his audience. He made the film in his own messy, unorthodox manner ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

Always funny, at times gripping, at times sad, this is a great book. The story spans over sixty-five years, but Rushdie never loses focus. The prose is playful and elegant, and the imagined world ... Read full review

Contents

THE DUELLISTS 53
54
Chapter Five The Wrong Miracle
69
Chapter Six Affairs of Honour
90
SHAME Goon News AND THE VIRGIN 115
116
Chapter Eight Beauty and the Beast
151
lN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY 183
184
Chapter Ten The Womaii in the Veil
207
Chapter Eleven Monologue of a Hanged Man
233
Chapter Twelve Stability
254
JUDGMENT DAY 281
285
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Salman Rushdie is the author of seven novels, including The Satanic Verses, The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Midnight’s Children for which he won the Booker Prize and the “Booker of Bookers.”


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