London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Signed by Rushdie on the title page. The author's third novel written out of a desire to approach the problem of "artificial" (other-made) country divisions, their residents' complicity, and the problems of post-colonialism when Pakistan was created to separate the Muslims from the Hindus after Britain gave up control of India. Written in the style of magic realism. It portrays the lives of Iskander Harappa (sometimes assumed to be Zulfikar Ali Bhutto),
and General Raza Hyder (sometimes assumed to be General Huhammad Zia-ul-Haq), and their relationship. the central theme of the novel is that begetting "shame" begets violence. A fine copy in a fine jacket. Item #15320
ISBN: 0224029525

Price: $200.00

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