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The Moor's Last Sigh Salman Rushdie

The Moor's Last Sigh - Salman Rushdie

London: Jonathan Cape, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Pages lightly age-tanned.

From the cover: “It began with the watery disappearance of Great-Grandfather Francisco, swallowed by the bustling lagoon lapping his island mansion; and with the catastrophic family conflict that followed, an epic battle that led to torched cashew orchards, smouldering cardamom groves, and murders. Thus was a family divided, not just by greed and secrets, but by chalk lines drawn across floors, like frontiers, and spice-sacks piled up across courtyards, as though they were defences. (Years later, Bombay would also go up in flames, victim of its own fatal divisions. ) Once a year, high above massed festival crowds, her white hair flying in long loose exclamations, her ankles a-jingle with silver bell-bracelets, Aurora would dance her rebellion against India’s immense perversity. And, in magical charcoal and oils, she tried to heal what-could-not-be-kept-whole, laying bare, on gallery walls, the secrets of her family and times. From the Paradise of Aurora’s legendary salon to his omnipotent father’s sky-garden atop a towering glass high-rise built by invisible men, the Moor’s breathless story unfolds his family’s often grotesque but compulsively moving fortunes, and the tragicomic transformations wrought by love.”

Jacket designed by Dennis Leigh. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 434 pages.
The Moor's Last Sigh Salman Rushdie