Rushdie's controversial bestseller, which earned him a sentence of death from the Islamic hierarchy of Iran, is a magical realist fantasy that examines questions of identity and belief. Two survivors of an airplane crash, Saladin and Gibreel, are transformed from ordinary citizens and public figures into personifications of Good and Evil, complete with horns, haloes, and holy wars. Sardonic and bleak at the same time, THE SATANIC VERSES is a striking parable of faith and doubt in the postmodern world.
Size: 9.5 x 6.8 x 2.0
Format: HC/DJ-1st Ed.-1989
Shipment Weight: 3 lbs.
SOG: VG=Very good, spine tight, no wear
Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel. Two figures fall to the sea, later washing up, alive, on a beach. It was an ambiguous miracle, for both seem to have acquired curious changes. Both have been chosen as opponents in the eternal wrestling match between Good and Evil.