The world renowned author of The Satanic Verses and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie is a Whitbread Award winner and recipient of the Booker Prize. His first truly American novel, Fury is a metaphorically rich black comedy that reflects the pressure-cooker of modern life. Malik Solanka, irascible doll-maker and retired historian of ideas, suffers the pain of wanting without knowing exactly what it is he wants. Aged 55, he is at once filled with melancholy and surging rage--so much so that he fears for the safety of his wife and young son. Escaping to New York City and its crowded streets, Malik seeks to extinguish himself and forget the life he left behind in London. It is here, in this void of virtual anonymity, that he falls in love again. In battle for possession of his very soul, Malik exemplifies the human need for connection. This unabridged recording features author Salman Rushdie's own intensely powerful narration.
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"Salman Rushdie, the much praised and prize-winning author, has a gorgeous voice and reads as well as he writes, which is quite a thing to say about someone who writes like Salman Rushdie. Fury, his first deliberately American novel, is not only set in New York, but also deals with such very American preoccupations as popular culture, celebrity, sex, childhood abuse, and society murder. It takes him a while to get his ducks in a row, but when at last it becomes apparent that his subject is not simply the midlife rage of the protagonist Malik Solanka, but the larger and much more terrible Furies, as in the Greek Eumenides, currently loose in the world, it becomes at once brilliant, frightening, more mythic than believable, and yet shockingly entertaining. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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