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印度裔英國作家薩爾曼‧魯西迪(Salman Rushdie),風格經常被歸類為魔幻寫實主義,作品受到東西方文化雙重影響。因為1989年所出版的《魔鬼詩篇》(The Satanic Verses,獲得惠特布萊德最佳長篇小說獎,及德國年度作者獎),觸怒回教世界,長達十多年被迫過著深居簡出的流亡生涯。其他著作:長篇小說《Grimus》、《午夜之子》(Midnight’s Children,獲英國文學最高榮耀布克獎)、《羞恥》(Shame,法國年度最佳外語書籍獎)、《The Satanic Verses》、《哈倫與故事之海》(Haroun and the Sea of Stories,獲作家協會獎及美國神話幻想文學獎)、《摩爾人的最後嘆息》(The Moor’s Last Sign)、《Fury》、《Shalimar the Clown》、《The Enchantress of Florence》及《盧卡與生命之火》(Luka and the Fire of Life);短篇小說集則有《East, West》。魯西迪與諾貝爾文學獎得主奈波爾、日裔英國作家石黑一雄並稱「英國文壇移民三雄」。 

From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.
In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own sub–Stan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining.
Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn, who live in a world separated from ours by a veil. Centuries ago, Dunia, a princess of the jinn, fell in love with a mortal man of reason. Together they produced an astonishing number of children, unaware of their fantastical powers, who spread across generations in the human world.
Once the line between worlds is breached on a grand scale, Dunia’s children and others will play a role in an epic war between light and dark spanning a thousand and one nights—or two years, eight months, and twenty-eight nights. It is a time of enormous upheaval, in which beliefs are challenged, words act like poison, silence is a disease, and a noise may contain a hidden curse.
Inspired by the traditional “wonder tales” of the East, Salman Rushdie’s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption.


誠品26碼 /2681164080008
ISBN 13 /9780812998917
ISBN 10 /081299891X
EAN /9780812998917