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Salman Rushdie

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Completed on 16 August 2022
ISBN : 9780143453444

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, an ageing travelling salesman 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. 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. And 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. SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 


Great book and highly recommended. Salman Rushdie, winner of the Booker Prize and an international bestseller, has written a brilliant Don Quixote for the present period that is both a tribute to an enduring work of literature and a contemporary masterpiece about the search for love and family. Sam DuChamp, a poor author of spy thrillers, was inspired by the Cervantes classic when he created Quichotte, an aged travelling salesman who falls hopelessly in love with a TV actress. Quichotte embarks on a picaresque quest across America with his fictitious son Sancho in an effort to earn her hand. His creator, who is going through a midlife crisis, is facing similar pressing issues. Rushdie sends the reader on a wild excursion to satirise culture in the same way that Cervantes did with Don Quixote.

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