The Prophet's Hair

The Prophet's Hair

by Salman Rushdie

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Overview

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection
 
Secular moneylender and manic collector of treasures, Hashim lives a life of gentle honor until he discovers, washed up to his private quay, a great relic: a silver pendant bearing a strand of the Prophet’s hair.
 
From one of the most controversial novelists of the last century, world-renowned master of invention and allusion Salman Rushdie, “The Prophet’s Hair” vibrates with fantastical promise, smashing together cultures and worlds, fantasy with reality, into breathless and lush allegorical fable. Selected from Rushdie’s collection of nine enchanting short stories, East West.
 
An ebook short.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101973691
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/2016
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 548,243
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels including Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence. He has also published works of non-fiction including, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and, as co-editor, The Vintage Book of Short Stories

He has received many awards for his writing including the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first twenty-five years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

June 19, 1947

Place of Birth:

Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Education:

M.A. in History, King's College, University of Cambridge

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