Whether or not you’ve read his groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed novels (confession: Midnight’s Children is one of my three favorite novels of all time), you’ve no doubt heard of Salman Rushdie. After the bounty that the Ayatollah Khomeini put on his head in response to the publication of Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, the story made international headlines.
In his new memoir, Joseph Anton, Rushdie lays bare the years he spent in exile, literally fighting for his life. He captures his own predicament in an incisive way that uses the same narrative talent that makes his novels such an enjoyable read.
To herald the publication of this important memoir, we asked Rushdie to recommend a memoir that he loves, and we were pleasantly surprised with his choice:
A book of tough, laconic beauty, both hard-boiled and lyrical, this is a landmark work of what is being called "the age of the memoir." Karr grows up in "one of the ten ugliest towns on the planet" and yells and fights her way out of it. Unforgettable.
A free sample excerpt from Joseph Anton is available on the product page now.
NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Salman Rushdie” to download his new memoir and groundbreaking novels.