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Salman Rushdie

Les enfants de minuit


Saleem Sinai, le héros de cet extraordinaire roman picaresque, est né à Bombay le 15 août 1947, à minuit sonnant, au moment où l'Inde accède à l'indépendance. Comme les mille et un enfants nés lors de ce minuit exceptionnel, il est doté de pouvoirs magiques et va se retrouver mystérieusement enchaîné à l'histoire de son pays. «J'ai été un avaleur de vies, dit-il, et pour me connaître, moi seul, il va vous falloir avaler également l'ensemble.» Alors se déroule sous nos yeux l'étonnante et incroyable histoire de la famille Sinai : disputes familiales, aventures amoureuses, maladies terribles, guérisons miraculeuses - un tourbillon de désastres et de triomphes... Ce récit baroque et burlesque est aussi un pamphlet politique impitoyable. Élu en 2008 meilleur Booker Prize de l'histoire du prestigieux prix anglais, ce roman paru en 1980 a profondément influencé la littérature anglo-saxonne des trente dernières années.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2010
Publisher: Folio
Pages: 816
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070402632
ISBN 10: 2070402630

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Les enfants de minuit