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Midnight's Children [electronic Resource]

A Novel

By Salman Rushdie

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Winner of the Booker of Bookers

Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1,000 other “midnight’s children,” all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. 

This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people–a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnight’s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.

Format

Ebook

Publish Date

1991

ISBN

9780307744111


Format: Ebook
Author: Rushdie, Salman
Summary: The life of a man born at the moment of India's independence becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Booker Prize-winning novel.
Title: Midnight's children [electronic resource] : a novel / Salman Rushdie ; [with a new introduction by the author].
Publisher Date: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, [1991]
Subject: Infants switched at birth -- Fiction Islam -- Relations -- Hinduism -- Fiction. Hinduism -- Relations -- Islam -- Fiction. Children of the rich -- Fiction Poor children -- Fiction Paranormal fiction India -- Fiction
Website: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B95DB6CF-FFAB-407B-A3BC-578BD0FFB346 Click here to check out and download.
Isbn: 9780307744111 (electronic bk.) 0307744116 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PR6068.U757 M5 1991eb
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Bib Id: 414877

Format: Ebook
Author: Rushdie, Salman
Summary: The life of a man born at the moment of India's independence becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Booker Prize-winning novel.
Title: Midnight's children [electronic resource] : a novel / Salman Rushdie ; [with a new introduction by the author].
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, [1991]
Description: 1 online resource (578 p.)
Subjects: Infants switched at birth -- Fiction
Subjects: Islam -- Relations -- Hinduism -- Fiction.
Subjects: Hinduism -- Relations -- Islam -- Fiction.
Subjects: Children of the rich -- Fiction
Subjects: Poor children -- Fiction
Subjects: Paranormal fiction
Subjects: India -- Fiction
Genre: Electronic books.
Genre: Epic fiction.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B95DB6CF-FFAB-407B-A3BC-578BD0FFB346 Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B95DB6CF-FFAB-407B-A3BC-578BD0FFB346 Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780307744111 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0307744116 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PR6068.U757 M5 1991eb