A NovelBook - 2008
The novel that set the stage for his modern classic, The Satanic Verses , Shame is Salman Rushdie's phantasmagoric epic of an unnamed country that is "not quite Pakistan." In this dazzling tale of an ongoing duel between the families of two men--one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure--Rushdie brilliantly portrays a world caught between honor and humiliation--"shamelessness, shame: the roots of violence." Shame is an astonishing story that grows more timely by the day.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008, c1983.
Edition: 2008 Random House trade pbk. edition
Branch Call Number: RUSHDIE
Characteristics: ix, 307 pages : geneological table ; 21 cm.