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Shalimar the Clown

Shalimar the Clown

(2005)
A novel by

 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize (nominee)
Whitbread Prize (nominee)
Los Angeles, 1991. Ambassador Maximilian Ophuls, one of the makers of the modern world, is murdered in broad daylight on his illegitimate daughter India's doorstep, slaughtered by a knife wielded by his Kashmiri Muslim driver, a myscerious figure who calls himself Shalimar the clown. The dead man is a World War II Resistance hero, a man of formidable intellectual ability and much erotic appeal, a former US ambassador to India and subsequently America's counter-terrorism chief. The murder looks at first like a political assassination, but turns out to be passionately personal. This is the story of Max, his killer, and his daughter - and of a fourth character, the woman who links them, whose story finally explains them all. It is an epic narrative that moves from California to Kashmir, France and England, and back to California again. Along the way there are tales of princesses lured from their homes by demons, legends of kings forced to defend their kingdoms against evil. There is kindness and magic, capable of producing miracles, but there is also war, ugly, unavoidable, and seemingly interminable. And there is always love, gained and lost, uncommonly beautiful and mortally dangerous. Everything is unsettled. Everything is connected. Lives are uprooted, names keep changing - nothing is permanent. The story of anywhere is also the story of everywhere else. Spanning the globe and darting through history, Rushdie's narrative captures the heart of the reader and the spirit of a troubled age.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2005 : Hardback
Title: Shalimar the Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0679463356 / 9780679463351 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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September 2005 : Hardback
Title: Shalimar The Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0224061615 / 9780224061612 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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September 2005 : Hardback
Title: Shalimar the Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0676977545 / 9780676977547 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Canada
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2005 : Hardback
Title: Shalimar the Clown Large Print
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0375728473 / 9780375728471 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random Large Print
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Paperback Editions

October 2006 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Shalimar the Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0812976983 / 9780812976984 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc.
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January 2006 : Paperback
Title: Shalimar the Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 009949809X / 9780099498094 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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October 2006 : Paperback
Title: SHALIMAR THE CLOWN
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0676977553 / 9780676977554 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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October 2006 : Paperback
Title: Shalimar the Clown: A Novel
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0679783482 / 9780679783480 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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October 2006 : Paperback
Title: Shalimar The Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0099421887 / 9780099421887 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2005 : Paperback
Title: Shalimar the Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0224077848 / 9780224077842 (UK edition)
Publisher: QPD
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Audio Editions

December 2005 : Audio Cassette
Title: Shalimar the Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 1402576617 / 9781402576614 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2005 : Audio CD
Title: Shalimar the Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 1419339990 / 9781419339998 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2005 : Audio CD
Title: Shalimar the Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 141934000X / 9781419340000 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2008 : Kindle edition
Title: Shalimar The Clown
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: B0031RS50G
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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September 2005 : Kindle edition
Title: Shalimar the Clown: A Novel
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: B000FCKCCY
Publisher: Random House
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