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  • Published: 1 July 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099511892
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $27.99
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Midnight's Children




'India has produced a great novelist...a master of perpetual storytelling' V.S. Pritchett, New Yorker

Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India’s independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other ‘midnight’s children’ all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem’s story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious

  • Pub date: 1 July 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099511892
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels – Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights, and The Golden House – and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published four works of non-fiction – Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line – and co-edited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

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Praise for Midnight's Children

“One of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation”

The New York Review of Books


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