Join Sci-Fi & Fantasy enthusiast Lars Dabney for a discussion of Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie. The book is 10% off in August.
A spellbinding, lush modern fairytale that blends history and folklore with tremendous philosophical depth from Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time.
Once upon a time, in a world just like ours, reason receded and the loudest, most illiberal voices reigned. A simple gardener began to levitate, a baby was born with the ability to see corruption in the faces of others, and the ghosts of two philosophers began an argument that would culminate in a battle for the kingdom of Fairyland. A powerful djinn conjures up a sea monster (that later swallows the Staten Island Ferry) and the Princess of Fairyland raises an army composed entirely of her semi-magical great-great-great-great-grandchildren. In the tradition of The Enchantress of Florence and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, this novel is a thrilling story of worlds colliding, grand passions, and the ideologies that transfix us all.
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