Shame: A Novel

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Macmillan, Dec 1, 2000 - Fiction - 320 pages
15 Reviews
Winner of the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger

In his brilliant third novel, first published in 1983, Salman Rushdie gives us a lively and colorful mixture of history, art, language, politics, and religion. Set in a country "not quite Pakistan," the story centers around the family 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.
  

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User Review  - Neha - Goodreads

Shame - the masterpiece of a master storyteller. I have read some Rushdie in past and every book has been an eye opener. Though his form of writing is technically called - Magical Realism. For me it's ... Read full review

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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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Contents

ESCAPES FROM THE MOTHER COUNTRY
1
The DumbWaiter
3
A Necklace of Shoes
19
Melting Ice
39
THE DUELLISTS
53
Behind the Screen
55
The Wrong Miracle
69
Affairs of Honour
90
Beauty and the Beast
151
IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
183
Alexander the Great
185
The Woman in the Veil
207
Monologue of a Hanged Man
233
Stability
254
JUDGMENT DAY
281
Acknowledgments
307

SHAME GOOD NEWS AND THE VIRGIN
115
Blushing
117

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Salman Rushdie
Catherine Cundy
Limited preview - 1996
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About the author (2000)

Salman Rushdie is the author of seven novels: Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, 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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