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Rushdie, Salman
The satanic verses : a novel / Salman Rushdie
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008
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 4th Floor  PR6068.U757 S27 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Survival -- Fiction
East Indians -- England -- Fiction
Subject London (England) -- Fiction
Physical Description 561 p. : port. ; 21 cm
Contents The angel Gibreel -- Mahound -- Ellowen Deeowen -- Ayesha -- A city visible but unseen -- Return to Jahilia -- The angel Azraeel -- The parting of the Arabian Sea -- A wonderful lamp
Summary A hijacked jumbo jet bound for London blows apart high above the English Channel. Two figures, Indian actors of opposing sensibilities, Gibreel and Saladin, fall to Earth, and are washed up on an English beach. Soon curious changes occur -Gibreel seems to have acquired a halo, while Saladin grows hooves and bumps at his temples. They are transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is the initial act in an odyssey that merges the actual with the imagined
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