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9780676977547 - Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

ISBN 10: 0676977545

Hardcover; Toronto, On, Canada: Knopf Canada, September 6, 2005;

Shalimar the Clown is a masterpiece from one of our greatest writers, a dazzling novel that brings together the fiercest passions of the heart and the gravest conflicts of our time into an astonishingly powerful, all-encompassing story.Max Ophuls' memorablelife ends violently in Los Angeles in 1993 when he is murdered by his Muslim driver Noman Sher Noman, also known as Shalimar the Clown. At first the crime seems to be politically motivated -- Ophuls was previously ambassador to India, and later US counterterrorism chief -- but it is much more.Ophuls is a giant, an architect of the modern world: a Resistance hero and best-selling author, brilliant economist and clandestine US intelligence official. But it is as Ambassador to India that the seeds of his demise are planted, thanks to another of his great roles -- irresistible lover. Visiting the Kashmiri village of Pachigam, Ophuls lures an impossibly beautiful dancer, the ambitious (and willing) Boonyi Kaul, away from her husband, and installs her as his mistress in Delhi. But their affair cannot be kept secret, and when Boonyi returns home, disgraced and obese, it seems that all she has waiting for her is the inevitable revenge of her husband: Noman Sher Noman, Shalimar the Clown. He was an acrobat and tightrope walker in their village's traditional theatrical troupe; but soon Shalimar is trained as a militant in Kashmir's increasingly brutal insurrection, and eventually becomes a terrorist with a global remit and a deeply personal mission of vengeance.With sweeping brilliance, Salman Rushdie portrays fanatical mullahs as fully as documentary filmmakers, rural headmen as completely as British spies; he describes villages that compete to make the most splendid feasts, the mentality behind martial law, and the celebrity of Los Angeles policemen, all with the same genius.But the main story is only part of the story. In this stunningly rich book everything is connected, and everyone is a part of everyone else. Shalimar the Clown is a true work of the era of globalization, intricately mingling lives and countries, and finding unexpected and sometimes tragic connections between the seemingly disparate. The violent fate of Kashmir recalls Strasbourg's experience in World War Two; Resistance heroism against the Nazis counterpoints Al-Qaeda's terror in Pakistan, North Africa and the Philippines. 1960s Pachigam is not so far from post-war London, or the Hollywood-driven present-day Los Angeles where Max's daughter by Boonyi, India Ophuls, beautiful, strong-willed, modern, waits, as vengeance plays itself out.A powerful love story, intensely political and historically informed, Shalimar the Clown is also profoundly human, an involving story of people's lives, desires and crises -- India Ophuls' desperate search for her real mother, for example; Max's wife's attempts to deal with his philandering -- as well as, in typical Rushdie fashion, a magical tale where the dead speak and the future can be foreseen.Shalimar the Clown is steeped in both the Hindu epic Ramayana and the great European novelists, melding the storytelling traditions of east and west into a magnificently fruitful blend -- and serves, itself, as a corrective to the destructive clashes of values it scorchingly depicts. Enthralling, comic and amazingly abundant, it will no doubt come to be seen as one of the key books of our time.The second portent came on the morning of the murder, when Shalimar the driver approached Max Ophuls at breakfast, handed him his schedule card for the day, and gave in his notice. The ambassador's drivers tended to be short-term...


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Shalimar the Clown

Rushdie, Salman

Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2005. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Shalimar the Clown

Salman Rushdie

Alfred A. Knopf Canada. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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Rushdie, Salman

Knopf Canada, 2005. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate edgewear. Jacket has light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped.

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Knopf Canada, 2005. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover. Sound, clean & very nice copy, hint of edgewear. Jacket is bright & clean, light rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. May not be available for international shipment at usual rates due to weight/size.

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Knopf Canada, 2005. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover. Sound, clean & very nice copy, hint of edgewear. Jacket is bright & clean, light rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. May not be available for international shipment at usual rates due to weight/size.

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Shalimar the Clown

Rushdie, Salman

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Toronto, ON, Canada: Knopf Canada, 2005. Book. Near Fine (Book Condition). Hardcover. First Edition. A very nice copy. Light rubbbing. Text clean, binding strong. [Our rating system: 1. Fine; 2. Near Fine; 3. Very Good; 4. Good; 5. Fair.].

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Shalimar the Clown

Rushdie, Salman

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Toronto, ON, Canada: Knopf Canada, 2005. Book. Near Fine (Book Condition). Hardcover. First Canadian Edition. A very nice copy. Text clean, binding strong. [Our rating system: 1. Fine; 2. Near Fine; 3. Very Good; 4. Good; 5. Fair.].

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Shalimar the Clown

Salman Rushdie

Knopf Canada, 2005. Hardcover. Very Good/very good.

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Salman Rushdie

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Rushdie, Salman

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Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2005. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Black boards with gilt, headband, 398 pages, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condiiton with faint edge wear, now in Mylar. Check out the scans. . 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2005. Book. Near Fine (Book Condition). Hard Cover with Jacket. Signed by Author(s). First Canadian Edition. First Canadian edition, first printing. Signed by the author..

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Shalimar The Clown

Rushdie, Salman

Toronto, On, Canada: Knopf Canada, 2005. 1st Edition . Hardcover. As New/Fine. Shalimar The Clown, RUSHDIE, Salman. Knopf Canada, 2005. First edition. Black boards, gilt spine titles. Light scuffing of dustjacket; otherwise in pristine, unread condition

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Shalimar the Clown

Rushdie, Salman

Alfred A. Knopf Canada. Hardcover. 0676977545 Stated 1st Knopf edition. Very Good, mylar wrapped dust jacket. . Very Good. 2005. Stated 1st.

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Shalimar The Clown

Rushdie, Salman

New York: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2005. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine black hardcover. Fine black DJ. (2005), 8vo, [13], 4-398pp. [4], First edition stated. "A man in Los Angeles is killed by his Muslim driver while visiting his illegitimate daughter." oclc

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Shalimar the Clown

Rushdie, Salman

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Alfred A. Knopf Canada. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0676977545 . A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. First Canadian edition. Flat-signed by author on title page. Light rubbing to top edge of d/j corners. Slant to spine. Bruise with 1/2cm tear to bottom spine. ; 9.20 X 6.60 X 1.30 inches; 416 pages; Signed by Author .

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SHALIMAR THE CLOWN

Salman Rushdie

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Flat-signed by author on title page. Tight binding. No chips, tears, creases or written inscriptions on pages. Size: Sm 4to (9" to 11"). 398 pp.

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