Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812998917
Published: Random House - September 8th, 2015

It may not be immediately apparent to math-averse book people, but the title of Salman Rushdie's new novel adds up to one thousand and one nights—perhaps the most (in) famous duration of time associated with storytelling. Rushdie's riff on The Arabian Nights tells the story of an exceptional jinna (a female jinn or genie) who leaves the world of her kind and falls in love with a series of human men. Her unlikely offspring live unaware of their supernatural heritage but as the slits that allow jinni to travel between their world and ours begin to open up, she seeks out her progeny to alert them to their powers. Soon "strangenesses" begin to occur with regularity, the fabric of reasonable society comes apart and the War of the Worlds (between the human world and the jinni world) begins. This book gives you everything you want from a Rushdie novel—wild wit and humor, earthy characters, his unique style of magical realism mixed with almost classical romance, Joycean wordplay, and a truly epic storyline that spans millennia. It's perfect for fans of Rushdie's earlier classics Midnight's Children and The Moor's Last Sigh. – Kenneth Loosli

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Midnight's Children: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812976533
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 4th, 2006

The Moor's Last Sigh: Costa Novel Award (Vintage International) By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679744665
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 1997

The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Modern Library Classics) By Richard Burton (Translated by), A. S. Byatt (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Richard Burton (Translated by), A. S. Byatt (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780375756757
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Published: Modern Library - April 10th, 2001