Shame: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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The novel that set the stage for his modern classic, The Satanic Verses, Shame is Salman Rushdie’s phantasmagoric epic of an unnamed country that is “not quite Pakistan.” In this dazzling tale of an ongoing duel between the families of two men–one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure–Rushdie brilliantly portrays a world caught between honor and humiliation–“shamelessness, shame: the roots of violence.” Shame is an astonishing story that grows more timely by the day.


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The 3rd instalment in my unintentional chronological reading of Mr Rushdies works and it was as fantastic as I had hopes of it being. Shame felt a little like the Pakistan counterpart to the Indian ... Read full review

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Yo this shit was mad lost on me. Bruh is like weaving characters and shit together, random political insights into not-pakistan. Magical Realism thrown in to make that post-colonial pakistan/india ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Salman Rushdie is the author of seventeen books, including "Shame", "The Satanic Verses", and "Midnight's Children", which was named the "Booker of Bookers," the best novel to have won the Booker Prize for fiction in the award's history. Among his many literary honors are the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, the Whitbread Prize, the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature, and a 2007 Knighthood for services to literature. 2012 marked the international publication of "Joseph Anton", his memoir of more than nine years spent in hiding due to the fatwa issued against him by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

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