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Joseph Anton

A Memoir

September 10, 2013 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780307401373
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Description

"A harrowing, deeply felt and revealing document: an autobiographical mirror of the big, philosophical preoccupations that have animated Mr. Rushdie's work throughout his career." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

From the author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight's Children, which was awarded the Best of the Booker Prize in 1993, comes an unflinchingly honest and fiercely funny account of a life turned upside-down.

On Valentine's Day, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist that would change his life forever: Ayatollah Khomeini, a leading Muslim scholar, had issued him with a death sentence. This is his own account of how he was forced to live in hiding for over a decade; at once intimate and explosive, this is the personal tale behind the international story.

How does a man live with the constant threat of murder? How does he continue to work when deprived of his freedom? How does he sustain friendships, or fall in and out of love? How does he fight back? For over a decade, Salman Rushdie dwelt in a world of secrecy and disguise, a world of security guards and armoured cars, of aliases and code names. 

In Joseph Anton, Rushdie tells the remarkable story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech.

About this Author

SALMAN RUSHDIE is the author of fourteen novels--including Luka and the Fire of LifeGrimusMidnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker); Shame; The Satanic Verses; Haroun and the Sea of StoriesThe Moor's Last SighThe Ground Beneath Her FeetFuryShalimar the Clown; The Enchantress of FlorenceTwo Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight NightsThe Golden House; and Quichotte--and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published four works of non-fiction--Joseph AntonThe Jaguar SmileImaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line--and coedited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

ISBN: 9780307401373
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 656
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Published: 2013-09-10

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