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Victory City

Narrator Sid Sagar imbues Rushdie’s (The Golden House) tale with a spellbinding atmosphere of magic and wonder, skillfully capturing the novel’s many characters and channeling Rushdie’s sly humor and insight. Rushdie’s many fans will be enthralled.

Languages of Truth: Essays 2003–2020

Highly recommended for Rushdie fans, as well as readers interested in art, literature, or creative writing.


This incisively outlandish but lyrical meditation on intolerance, TV addiction, and the opioid crisis operates on multiple planes, with razor-sharp topicality and humor, delivering a reflective examination of the plight of marginalized personhood with veritable aplomb. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 3/11/19.]

The Golden House

Expanding upon the interpretation of the personal as political, Rushdie should garner even more readers with this cautionary tale of the long reach of terrorism and the demise of the American ideal. [See Prepub Alert, 3/8/17.]

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Most readers will overlook Rushdie's not-so-subtle scolding in this rollicking magical realist adventure, which is fast paced and accessible. It can be enjoyed as a fairy-tale adventure, literary fiction, or a political allegory for our times. [See Prepub Alert, 3/23/15.]

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