Midnight's Children
by Salman Rushdie
Born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, at the precise moment of India's independence, the infant Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the press and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru himself. But this coincidence of birth has consequences Saleem is not prepared for: telepathic powers that connect... More

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Saleem Sinai was born in India, on the midnight of its independence. Rushdie tells the story of Saleem - and of his family - magically tied in the history of India by the time of his birth. In doing so, the author uses English like play dough shaping the story into a fable. No word is chosen at random or by habit. And the rhythm, o such rhythm.