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The epic new novel from the Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie – a playful inversion of Don Quixote set in contemporary America.

In a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age.

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television, who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen”. Meanwhile his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.

Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirise the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of his work, the fully realised lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

Reviews

[Quichotte is a] delightful confection… Humane and humorous. Rushdie is in top form, serving up a fine piece of literary satire.

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781787331921

    September 3, 2019

    Jonathan Cape

    416 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Hardback

    9781787331914

    August 29, 2019

    Jonathan Cape

    416 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • EBook

    9781473572072

    August 29, 2019

    Vintage Digital

    416 pages

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