About the Book
A lush, richly layered novel and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangeness begins. A downto- earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces
beyond imagining. It is the onset of an epic war between light and dark, spanning a thousand and one nights, in which beliefs are challenged, words act like poison, silence is a disease, and a noise may contain a hidden curse. Inspired by the traditional ‘wonder tales’ of the East, Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption.
About the Author
Salman Rushdie is the author of eleven previous novel, including Midnight’s Children for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker, one collection of short stories, four works of non-fiction, and coeditor of two anthologies. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for his services to literature.