Midnight’s Children

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This is a many-layered narrative in which the complexities of the Indian sub-continent are projected through the minds of many characters. Comic, tragic and fantastic by turns, this is the novel which revolutionised English fiction.

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‘India has produced a great novelist…a master of perpetual storytelling’ V.S. Pritchett, New Yorker

Born at the stroke of midnight, at the precise moment of India’s independence, Saleem Sinai is destined from birth to be special. For he is one of 1,001 children born in the midnight hour, children who all have special gifts, children with whom Saleem is telepathically linked.

But there has been a terrible mix up at birth, and Saleem’s life takes some unexpected twists and turns. As he grows up amidst a whirlwind of triumphs and disasters, Saleem must learn the ominous consequences of his gift, for the course of his life is inseparably linked to that of his motherland, and his every act is mirrored and magnified in the events that shape the newborn nation of India.
It is a great gift, and a terrible burden.

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Weight 0.484 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

462

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K