***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019*** In a tour-de-force that is both
an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about
the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally
bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for
the modern age. 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 the TV star
Salman R. 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 satirise the culture of
his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the
verge of moral and spiritual collapse, with the kind of storytelling magic
that is the hallmark of his work. The fully realised 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. **A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR**

Salman Rushdie—Quichotte - A Novel

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  • 9781787331914