The Moor's Last Sigh

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2011 - Fiction - 448 pages
252 Reviews
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


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Rushdie takes such obvious joy in language that this book is a fun read just for the narrative voice and the idiosyncratic way the characters speak. Unfortunately, the plot doesn't provide much ... Read full review

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The plot is indeed sweeping as it spans across different eras and places. It has the usual Rushdie quirks; colorful characters, reconstructed historic events and a healthy dose of magical realism ... 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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