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The Resource Two years eight months and twenty-eight nights : a novel, Salman Rushdie

Two years eight months and twenty-eight nights : a novel, Salman Rushdie

Label
Two years eight months and twenty-eight nights : a novel
Title
Two years eight months and twenty-eight nights
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
Title variation
Two years eight months & twenty-eight nights
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a spellbinding novel that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush modern fairy-tale in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, this novel is a breath-taking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling. Inspired by 2000 years of storytelling yet rooted in the concerns of our present moment, both very funny and terrifying. It is narrated by our descendants 1000 years hence, looking back on 'The War of the Worlds' that began with 'the time of the strangenesses': a simple gardener begins to levitate; a baby is born with the ability to detect corruption in people; the ghosts of two long-dead philosophers begin arguing once more; and storms pummel New York so hard that a crack appears in the universe, letting in the destructive jinns of myth. Nothing less than the survival of our world is at stake. Only one, a jinn princess who centuries before had learnt to love humankind, resolves to help us: in the face of dynastic intrigue, she raises an army composed of her semi-magical great-great-grandchildren - a small motley crew of endearing characters who come together to save the world in a battle waged for 1001 nights or, to be precise, two years, eight months, and 28 nights
Summary
A modern fairy tale by the award-winning author of Midnight's Children is set in a world of religious dominance where mystical acts and supernatural abilities shape a war over control of Fairyland
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10440388
Cataloging source
ATAUB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rushdie, Salman
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Good and evil
  • Jinn
  • Magic
Target audience
adult
Label
Two years eight months and twenty-eight nights : a novel, Salman Rushdie
Link
9780812998917.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055003456
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781910702048
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)913131975
Label
Two years eight months and twenty-eight nights : a novel, Salman Rushdie
Link
9780812998917.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055003456
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781910702048
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)913131975

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