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The satanic verses

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking Penguin Inc., 1989, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
A hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel. Two figures, Gibreel and Saladin, are washed up on an English beach. Soon curious changes occur--Gibreel seems to have acquired a halo, while Saladin grows hooves and bumps at his temples. They are transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is the initial act in an odyssey that merges the actual with the imagined.
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Uncorrected proofs (Printing)
Allegorical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rushdie, Salman.
Satanic verses.
New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1989, ©1988
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0670825379 9780670825370 9780812976717 0812976711 0312270828 9780312270827 0670817570 9780670817573
OCLC Number: 18558869
Awards: Whitbread Award, 1988.
Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 1988, shortlist.
Description: 546 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Angel Gibreel --
Mahound --
Ellowen Deeowen --
Ayesha --
City Visible but Unseen --
Return to Jahilia --
Angel Azraeel --
Parting of the Arabian Sea --
Wonderful Lamp.
Responsibility: Salman Rushdie.


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i need to read his book.
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