Two Years Eight Months And Twenty-eight Nights: A Novel

July 12, 2016|
Two Years Eight Months And Twenty-eight Nights: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
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From one of the greatest writers of our time: the most spellbinding, entertaining, wildly imaginative novel of his great career, which blends history and myth with tremendous philosophical depth. A masterful, mesmerizing modern tale about worlds dangerously colliding, the monsters that are unleashed when reason recedes, and a beautiful testament to the power of love and humanity in chaotic times.

Inspired by 2,000 years of storytelling, yet rooted in the concerns of our present moment, this is a spectacular achievement--enchanting, both very funny and terrifying. It is narrated by our descendants 1000 years hence, looking back on "The War of the Worlds" that began with "the time of the strangenesses": a simple gardener begins to levitate; a baby is born with the unnerving ability to detect corruption in people; the ghosts of two long-dead philosophers begin arguing once more; and storms pummel New York so hard that a crack appears in the universe, letting in the destructive djinns of myth (as well as some graphic superheroes). Nothing less than the survival of our world is at stake. Only one, a djinn princess who, centuries before, had learned to love humankind, resolves to help us: in the face of dynastic intrigue, she raises an army composed of her semi-magical great-great-great grandchildren--a motley crew of endearing characters who come together to save the world in a battle waged for 1,001 nights--or, to be precise, two years, eight months, and twenty-eight nights.
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:Two Years Eight Months And Twenty-eight Nights: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.6 in
Published:July 12, 2016
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780345810236

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