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Told in Salman Rushdie's unparalleled prose, this inventive and timely new novel follows a real-estate tycoon and his mysterious, powerful family. In scope and literary ambition, it's The Great Gatsby meets The Bonfire of the Vanities - a contemporary saga with wonderful, moving characters and a gripping story straight out of today's headlines, set against the panorama of American culture and politics since the inauguration of Barack Obama.

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Salman Rushdie

Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels including Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence. He has also published works of non-fiction including, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz and, as co-editor, The Vintage Book of Short Stories.

He has received many awards for his writing including the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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