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The Resource The Golden House

The Golden House

Label
The Golden House
Title
The Golden House
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking 'Roman' names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society. The story of the Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, René, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. René chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful woman, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work. Invoking literature, pop culture, and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, Gamergate and identity politics; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendency of the superhero movie, and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic, media-savvy villain wearing make-up and with coloured hair. In a new world order of alternative truths, Salman Rushdie has written the ultimate novel about identity, truth, terror and lies. A brilliant, heartbreaking realist novel that is not only uncannily prescient but shows one of the world’s greatest storytellers working at the height of his powers
Summary
A real estate tycoon and his mysterious, corrupt family become the subjects of an aspiring filmmaker's project before revelations of their criminal past activities give way to the rise of a mad presidential candidate
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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10576377
Cataloging source
BT
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Rushdie, Salman
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Sagas
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
The Golden House
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RDH_460113
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781473549319
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Golden House
Control code
BORROWBOX:RDH_460113
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781473549319
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
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