The Moor’s Last Sigh

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This first novel of Salman Rushdie’s since ‘The Satanic Verses’ attracted massive media attention. The central character in the book, Moor, falls in love with a married woman and has to accept his fate.

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‘Salman Rushdie’s greatest novel’ Sunday Times

Moraes ‘Moor’ Zogoiby is the last in line of a crooked and fantastical dynasty of spice merchants and crime lords from Cochin. He is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As we travel with him on a route that takes him from India to Spain, he spins his labyrinthine family tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerised offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave.

But does the India of his parents – populated by extravagant artists, piratical gatekeepers and mysterious lost paintings – still exist? And will he ever discover what became of his fiery and tempestuous mother? Moraes’ epic quest to uncover the truth of the past is a love story to a vanishing world, and also its last hurrah.

**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

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Weight 0.309 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

437

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K