Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

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Los Angeles, 1991. Maximilian Ophuls is knifed to death on the doorstep of his illegitimate daughter India, slaughtered by his Kashmiri driver, a mysterious figure who calls himself Shalimar the Clown. The dead man is a World War II Resistance hero, a man of formidable intellectual ability and much erotic appeal, a former United States ambassador to India, and subsequently America's counter-terrorism chief. The murder looks at first like a political assassination but turns out to be passionately personal.This is the story of Max, his killer, and his daughter - and of a fourth character, the woman who links them all. The story of a deep love gone fatally wrong, destroyed by a shallow affair, it is an epic narrative that moves from California to France, England, and above all, Kashmir: a ruined paradise, not so much lost as smashed. This 2006 Vintage Paperback is in good condition. Cover worn. Previous owner's name written in pen on page one.

ISBN: 9780099421887 SKU: 1165503 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.