About this book
Paperback edition of what has been greeted as Rushdie's finest novel for years. Beginning with a murder in Los Angeles in 1991, it is the story of Max (the victim), his killer and his daughter - and of a fourth character, the woman who links them all. In a narrative that moves from California to France, England, and above all, Kashmir, it is the story of a deep love gone fatally wrong. '"Shalimar The Clown" is Rushdie's most engaging book since "Midnight's Children' Observer".
Maximilian Ophuls is knifed to death on the doorstep of his illegitimate daughter India, slaughtered by his Kashmiri driver, a mysterious figure who calls himself Shalimar, the Clown. This book presents the story of Max, his killer, and his daughter - and of a fourth character, the woman who links them all.