Author: Salman Rushdie
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780099578512
Born at the stroke of midnight on August15,1947, at the precise moment of India’s independence, the infant Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the Press and infant saleem Sinai is celebrated in the Press and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru himself.
But this coincidence of birth has consequences Saleem is not prepared for: telepathic powers that connect him with 1,000 other ‘midnight’s children’-all born in the initial hour of India’s independence-and an uncanny sense of smell that allows him to sniff out dangers others cannot perceive.
‘One of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation’ New York Review of Books
‘Huge, vital, engrossing…in all senses a fantastic book’
‘A magnificent book and Salman Rushdie is a major novelist.
‘The literary map of India has to be redrawn….Midnight’s Children sounds like a continent finding its voices.
The perforated sheet
Under the carpet
A public announcement
The fisherman’s pointing finger
Snakes and ladders
Accident in a washing-chest
Love in Bombay
My tenth birthday
At the Pioneer Café’s
Alpha and Omega
The Kolynos Kid
Commanders Sabarmati’s baton
Movements performed by pepperpots
Drainage and the desert
How Saleem achieved purity
In the Sundarbans
San and the Tiger
The shadow of the Mosgue