The Resource Shalimar the clown, Salman Rushdie

Shalimar the clown, Salman Rushdie

Label
Shalimar the clown
Title
Shalimar the clown
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shalimar the Clown was once a figure full of love and laughter. His skill as a tightrope walker was legendary in his native home of Kashmir. But fate has played him cruelly, torn him away from his beloved home and brought him to Los Angeles, where he works as a chauffeur. One morning he gets up, goes to work, and brutally slays his employer, America's former counter-terrorist chief Maximilian Ophuls, in full view of the victim's illegitimate daughter, India. Despite the political overtones, it soon emerges that this is a murder with a much darker heart to it. The killing has its roots halfway across the globe, back in Kashmir, a ruined paradise not so much lost as shattered. And gradually it emerges that beyond this unholy trinity of Max, India and Shalimar, lurks a fourth, shadowy figure, one who binds them all together
Summary
In 1991, Ambassador Maximilian Ophuls--ex-ambassador to India, and America's counterterrorism chief--is murdered on the Los Angeles doorstep of his illegitimate daughter's home by his Kashmiri Muslim driver, who calls himself Shalimar the Clown
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135133
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rushdie, Salman
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clowns
  • Revenge
  • Adultery
  • Ambassadors
  • Americans
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Target audience
general
Label
Shalimar the clown, Salman Rushdie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, c2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9780099421887
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Shalimar the clown, Salman Rushdie
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, c2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9780099421887
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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