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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409058779
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 592

The Ground Beneath Her Feet




'This is a fabulous, glowing, witty and brilliant epic...This is the Ulysses of rock 'n' roll...glittering writing - humane and very funny' Ruth Padel, Independent

At the beginning of this stunning novel, Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, is caught up in a devastating earthquake and never seen again by human eyes. This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks and again finds her, over and over, throughout his own extraordinary life in music. Their epic romance is narrated by ormus's childhood friend and Vina's sometime lover, the photographer Rai. Around these three, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. Cracks and tears have begun to appear in the fabric of the real. This is Salman Rushdie's boldest imaginative act, a vision of our shaken, mutating times, an engament with the whole of what is and what might b e, and account of the intimate, flawed encounter between the East and the West, a brilliant remaking of the myth of Orpheus.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409058779
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 592

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 The Ground Beneath Her Feet

“A ground-breaking work... Rushdie turns our century of celebrity and atrocity inside out. He makes you see the world in a new light”

Time Out

“The first great rock 'n' roll novel in the English language”

The Times

“Uniquely exhilarating...Salman Rushdie once more proves his mastery... His sheer linguistic energy is a delight”

Sunday Telegraph

“A carnival of words...a triumphant hymn to the transforming power of love”

The Times

“Quite simply the most absorbing, the most entertaining book you are likely to read all year”

Mail on Sunday


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