WITH A NEW 40TH ANNIVERSARY INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR
Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other 'midnight's children' all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious
A magical-realist reflection of the issues India faced post-independence including culture, language, religion, and politics… It’s a truly incredible work.
The extraordinary alchemy of Midnight’s Children was its miraculous fusion of the fantastical and the historical.
A wonderful, rich and humane novel that is safe to call a classic.
Rushdie’s novel took a post-colonial “empire fights back” spirit, and a deep personal understanding of the politics of Indian partition, and exploded them into something teeming with imaginative life… He inhabits a hybrid consciousness, with a telepathic connection to the other children of midnight, and tells its stories for all he is worth.
Fresh and witty
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