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Shame by Salman Rushdie
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Omar Khayyam Shakil had three mothers who shared everything. They shared the symptoms of pregnancy, they shared the son that they all claim to have borne on the same night. Raised at their six breasts, Omar's mothers teach him to live a life without shame. And it is training that proves very useful when he leaves his mothers fortress, ventures out in the world and makes the fateful mistake of falling in love. For he finds himself an unwitting player in an ongoing duel between the families of two men one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure living in a world caught between honour and humiliation, where a moment of shame could prove fatal.

Author Biography

Sir Salman Rushdie has received many awards for his writing, including the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Release date NZ
May 18th, 1995
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
288
Dimensions
129x198x18
ISBN-13
9780099578611
Product ID
1644760

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