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Midnight's children : a novel / Salman Rushdie ; [with a new introduction by the author].

Rushdie, Salman, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 0812976533
  • ISBN: 9780812976533
  • ISBN: 9780099578512
  • ISBN: 0099578514
  • Physical Description: xviii, 536 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 25th anniversary ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006.

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Summary, etc.:
The life of a man born at the moment of India's independence becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Booker Prize-winning novel.
Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India's independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India's 1,000 other "midnight's children," all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. -- adapted from back cover
Awards Note:
1981 Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Subject: Infants switched at birth > Fiction.
Islam > Relations > Hinduism > Fiction.
Hinduism > Relations > Islam > Fiction.
Children of the rich > Fiction.
Poor children > Fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
India > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Islam > Relations > Hinduism > Fiction.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Epic fiction.
Epic fiction.

Available copies

  • 7 of 9 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck.


  • 0 current holds with 9 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck FIC RUSHDIE, SALMAN (Text) 34027151121988 Adult Fiction Available -

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