The Moor's Last Sigh

The Moor's Last Sigh

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Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year
Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. Moraes Moor Zogoiby, the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinese spice merchants and crime lords, is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As he travels a route that takes him from India to Spain, he leaves behind a tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerized offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave.
Fierce, phantasmagorical...a huge, sprawling, exuberant novel.-- New York Times
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1996.
ISBN: 9780679420491
0679420495
Branch Call Number: RUSH
Characteristics: 435p. 24cm.

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