About this book
Paperback edition of Rushdie's first novel since "The Satanic Verses", and one of the most highly acclaimed novels of the decade so far. The skilfully crafted and many-layered tale of the only son of a wealthy Bombay family - describing his life of scandal and depravity, and his final redemption in a violent climax - it is already a resounding critical and commercial success, and this B-format edition should do very well.
What do we do when the world's walls - its family structures, its value-systems - crumble? The central character of this novel, 'Moor' Zogoiby, only son of a wealthy, artistic-bohemian Bombay family, finds himself in such a moment of crisis. His mother, an emotional despot, worships beauty, but Moor is ugly, he has a deformed hand.