A Novel

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"Quichotte, an aging traveling salesman obsessed with the "unreal real" of TV, falls in impossible love with a queen of the screen; while obsessively writing her love letters, he wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence. Together they set off across America in Quichotte's trusty Chevy Cruze to find her and convince her of his love. Meanwhile, Quichotte's tragicomic story is being told by the author who created him: Brother, a mediocre spy novelist in the midst of a midlife crisis. As their stories intertwine, we are taken on a wild, picaresque journey through a country on the edge of moral and spiritual collapse. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie brings us a new twist on a classic. Quichotte is a profoundly human love story and a wickedly entertaining satire of a corrupt age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. With unforgettable characters and riveting suspense, this dazzling novel showcases an essential storyteller at his brilliant best."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2019.
ISBN: 9780735279315
Characteristics: xii, 396 pages ; 24 cm


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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Oct 16, 2019

I had forgotten how much I enjoy Rushdie's writing style. He does some interesting things with this Don Quixote retelling. It is very specific to the time we live in...and I wonder how this book will be read once we are looking back at it from a decade hence.

Sep 19, 2019

booker 2019 longlist

Phil_R Sep 19, 2019

Oh my. Rushdie just dropped the mic on the entire cannon of adventure quest masterpieces. Kept my head spinning and face smiling all the way through.

Sep 03, 2019

Booker finalist 2019

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