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Book Cover for Midnight’s Children Rushdie, Salman
Midnight’s Children

At the stroke of midnight on the night of India’s independence, Saleem Sinai is born and accidentally given to the wrong parents. As he grows, he discovers that his fate is inextricably linked to that of the nation with which he shares a birthday. His strange birth has also given him the power of telepathy, linking him to the other “Midnight’s Children,” of which it turns out there are 1,001. Midnight’s Children mixes elements of the fantastic with the political. Rushdie’s prose is masterful, giddy, and acrobatic. This is a don’t-miss novel, especially for people who love India.
Recommended March 2011