From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Satanic Verses comes nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. Daring, extravagant, comical and humane, this book renews Rushdie's stature as a storyteller who can enthrall and instruct us with the same sentence.
About the Author
Salman Rushdie is the author of several novels, including "Grimus, Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury", and "Shalimar the Clown". He has written collections of short stories, including "East, West", and co-edited with Elizabeth West a collection of Indian literature in English, "Mirrorwork". He has also published several works of nonfiction, among them T"he Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, " and "Joseph Anton", a memoir of his life under the fatwa issued after the publication of "The Satanic Verses".
"One of the decade's great literary triumphs: magical, compassionate, wise, beautiful, and so very entertaining." --The Toronto Star
"Richly imaginative...The characters are memorable, the language swift, and the reader is touched by desire, friendship and love." --The Globe and Mail
"A pleasure to read...The stories in East, West have the careful precision of ivory miniatures. And all of them, beneath their infectiously playful surfaces ponder the imponderables of human fate." --Macleans's