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Salman Rushdie’s new novel ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights’ coming

salmanrushdie2Salman Rushdie has always been a controversy master but has written several controversially great novels such as Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children. Despite his ability to court controversies, he has been able to manifest a versatile author in him through his great writing which his fans love to appreciate and regard. Some of his novels written in last few years have failed to create any magic. Shalimar the Clown was one of the biggest disappointments.

But Rushdie is back with his new novel which will be launched very soon. His new novel is named ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights‘. The novel is already listed on the online book stores and is available for pre-orders. It is a long time he has written anything. Readers are quite excited about the new fictional work. If the synopsis of the novel is to believed, it is unlike his earlier novels.

The synopsis on Amazon reads:

A lush, richly layered novel and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangeness begins. A downto- earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining. It is the onset of an epic war between light and dark, spanning a thousand and one nights, in which beliefs are challenged, words act like poison, silence is a disease, and a noise may contain a hidden curse. Inspired by the traditional ‘wonder tales’ of the East, Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption.



  1. I thought that both Shalimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence were among Rushdie’s strongest work. I just started my review copy of Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights, and it’s already very promising. It’s very accessible, mixing fantastic and speculative fiction elements, reviving the political aspects of “magical realism”. I’ll have a review forthcoming.

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