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WITH A NEW 40TH ANNIVERSARY INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR
Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other 'midnight's children' all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious
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Bombay-born British author Salman Rushdie’s landmark novel is a poetic, headlong plunge into modern Indian history. Told from the perspective of Saleem Sinai—born at midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, the first day of the independent Indian republic—Midnight’s Children explores India’s most momentous and violent transitions through one family’s story. Rushdie employs elements of magical realism and allegory, placing the 1981 Man Booker Prize–winning novel’s red-blooded fictional characters within real moments in history. The result is an unforgettable exploration of identity, family and psychic geography.