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Quichotte

A Novel. Longlisted for The Booker Prize 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An epic Don Quixote for the modern age, “a brilliant, funny, world-encompassing wonder” (Time) from internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie

 

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • “Lovely, unsentimental, heart-affirming . . . a remembrance of what holds our human lives in some equilibrium—a way of feeling and a way of telling. Love and language.”—Jeanette Winterson, The New York Times Book Review

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND NPR

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.

Just as Cervantes wrote
Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

Praise for
Quichotte

“Brilliant . . . a perfect fit for a moment of transcontinental derangement.”
—Financial Times


Quichotte is one of the cleverest, most enjoyable metafictional capers this side of postmodernism. . . . The narration is fleet of foot, always one step ahead of the reader—somewhere between a pinball machine and a three-dimensional game of snakes and ladders. . . . This novel can fly, it can float, it’s anecdotal, effervescent, charming, and a jolly good story to boot.”
—The Sunday Times


Quichotte [is] an updating of Cervantes’s story that proves to be an equally complicated literary encounter, jumbling together a chivalric quest, a satire on Trump’s America and a whole lot of postmodern playfulness in a novel that is as sharp as a flick-knife and as clever as a barrel of monkeys. . . . This is a novel that feeds the heart while it fills the mind.”
—The Times (UK)
Portrait
Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels—
Grimus,
Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker),
Shame,
The Satanic Verses,
Haroun and the Sea of Stories,
The Moor’s Last Sigh,
The Ground Beneath Her Feet,
Fury,
Shalimar the Clown,
The Enchantress of Florence,
Luka and the Fire of Life,
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, and
The Golden House—and one collection of short stories:
East, West. He has also published four works of nonfiction—
Joseph Anton,
The Jaguar Smile,
Imaginary Homelands, and
Step Across This Line—and coedited two anthologies,
Mirrorwork and
Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 416
Erscheinungsdatum 03.09.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-593-13326-2
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 23,4/15,6/3,2 cm
Gewicht 529 g
Verkaufsrang 2045
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