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Midnight's children

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Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India's independence, and found himself mysteriously 'handcuffed to history' by the coincidence.

He is one of 1,001 children born at the midnight hour, each of them endowed with an extraordinary talent - and whose privilege and curse it is to be both master and victims of their times.

Through Saleem's gifts - inner ear and wildly sensitive sense of smell - we are drawn into a fascinating family saga set against the vast, colourful background of the India of the 20th century.

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Vintage
0099578514 / 9780099578512
Paperback / softback
823.914
18/05/1995
United Kingdom
English
Contemporary classics
462 p.
20 cm
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1981.
'India has produced a great novelist...a master of perpetual storytelling' V.S. Pritchett, New Yorker
'India has produced a great novelist...a master of perpetual storytelling' V.S. Pritchett, New Yorker FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)