The Satanic Verses

Two men, Gibreel and Saladin, plummet thousands of feet towards the ground from a hijacked airplane. Miraculously, they survive, igniting the plot of Salman Rushdie’s grand achievement The Satanic Verses. At its roots, the book is a beautiful contrast of dyads—good and evil, rich and poor, visible and unseen. Yet the yin and yang of these dyads is tied together so deeply and richly throughout Rushdie’s prose that it becomes nearly impossible for the reader to know the difference between the two. The novel jumps across centuries of history and traverses thousands of miles, multiple continents, often leaving the reader in need of a guide. Despite this complexity, a beautiful pattern emerges; no matter how far we fall, with enough strength we can pick ourselves back up.
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$19.00
ISBN: 9780812976717
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 11th, 2008