The Resource The golden house : A Novel., Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)

The golden house : A Novel., Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)

Label
The golden house : A Novel.
Title
The golden house
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture-a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities On the day of Barack Obama's inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of "the Gardens," a cloistered community in New York's Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king-a queen in want of an heir. Our guide to the Goldens' world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie's triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention-a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age.Praise for The Golden House"If you read a lot of fiction, you know that every once in a while you stumble upon a book that transports you, telling a story full of wonder and leaving you marveling at how it ever came out of the author's head. The Golden House is one of those books. . . . [It] tackles more than a handful of universal truths while feeling wholly original."-The Associated Press "The Golden House . . . ranks among Rushdie's most ambitious and provocative books [and] displays the quicksilver wit and playful storytelling of Rushdie's best work."-USA Today "[The Golden House] is a recognizably Rushdie novel in its playfulness, its verbal jousting, its audacious bravado, its unapologetic erudition, and its sheer, dazzling brilliance."-The Boston Globe
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TEFOD
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Rushdie, Salman
Index
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Literary form
fiction
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Label
The golden house : A Novel., Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0003209303
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
57E27765-5243-4E4A-B8EA-98F8A989B7C4
System control number
57E27765-5243-4E4A-B8EA-98F8A989B7C4
Label
The golden house : A Novel., Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0003209303
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
57E27765-5243-4E4A-B8EA-98F8A989B7C4
System control number
57E27765-5243-4E4A-B8EA-98F8A989B7C4

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