Rushdie's new work on stands in September

Rushdie's new work on stands in September

 For all Salman Rushdie fans, here is the news you were waiting for. The master storyteller’s new novel The Golden House, described as a “modern-day thriller”, is hitting the stands this September.

His 13th novel, being celebrated by Indian publisher Penguin Random House India as his “finest”, was described as a “breathtaking one on a sprawling canvas”.

The Penguin Random House India, which acquired the subcontinent rights of the novel from Wylie Agency, said it follows a “mysteriously wealthy family” from Mumbai that is desperately seeking to forget the tragedy they left behind, as they feverishly reinvent themselves in New York City.

“Copiously detailed, sumptuously inventive, brimming with all the razzle-dazzle that imbues his fiction with the lush ambience of a fable, The Golden House is about where we were before 26/11, where we are today and how we got here. Here is a book that asks us – in a post-truth world – if facts and authenticity are necessarily the same thing, while never ceasing to be both resonant and entertaining,” it said.
Arundhati returns too

Rushdie’s offering will be a double delight for readers this year, as Arundhati Roy is also returning to the world of fiction with The Ministry of Utmost Happiness in June.
This will be Roy’s first work of fiction since The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997.

Meru Gokhale, editor-in-chief (Literary Publishing) at Penguin Random House India, said, “The Golden House is a masterclass on the confusing world we have brought upon ourselves. The book dissects the cultural and political vacuum in which a generation – whose frame of reference for globalisation has increasingly been coloured by conflict – must perform an intense balancing act...”

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