The Jaguar Smile

May 27, 1997|
The Jaguar Smile by Salman Rushdie
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“I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice.”

So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile, Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of “a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision. Recounting his travels there in 1986, in the midst of America’s behind-the-scenes war against the Sandinistas, Rushdie reveals a nation resounding to the clashes between government and individuals, history and morality.
SALMAN RUSHDIE is the author of fourteen novels--including Luka and the Fire of Life; 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;...
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Title:The Jaguar Smile
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7.99 X 5.2 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.99 X 5.2 X 0.45 in
Published:May 27, 1997
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780676970661

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