March 11, 2008
March 11, 2008
One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times.
Rushdie's controversial bestseller, which earned him a sentence of death from the Islamic hierarchy of Iran, is a magical realist fantasy that examines questions of identity and belief. Two survivors of an airplane crash, Saladin and Gibreel, are transformed from ordinary citizens and public figures into personifications of Good and Evil, complete with horns, haloes, and holy wars. Sardonic and bleak at the same time, THE SATANIC VERSES is a striking parable of faith and doubt in the postmodern world.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Religion + Beliefs, Literary, Conflicts + Dualities, Types of Characters, Work + the Workplace, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General, Disasters, Family + Friendship
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Salman Rushdie
- Online Item #: 11336719
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5184
- ISBN: 9780812976717
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported