Joseph Anton : A Memoir

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How does a man live with the constant threat of murder? How does he continue to work when deprived of his freedom? How does he sustain friendships, or fall in and out of love? How does he fight back?
For over a decade, Salman Rushdie lived with a death sentence. He dwelt in a world of secrecy and disguise, a world of security guards and armoured cars, of aliases and code names.
In Joseph Anton, Rushdie tells the tale behind the infamous fatwa It is a remarkable story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech, but also an unflinchingly honest and fiercely funny account of a life turned upside-down.

‘An immersive, page-turning read… It exerts a mesmeric hold with high-octane storytelling -INDEPENDENT
Funny, painfully moving and absolutely necessary -DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘The most gripping, moving and entertaining literary memoir I have ever read’ -INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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How does a man live with the constant threat of murder? How does he continue to work when deprived of his freedom? How does he sustain friendships, or fall in and out of love? How does he fight back?
For over a decade, Salman Rushdie lived with a death sentence. He dwelt in a world of secrecy and disguise, a world of security guards and armoured cars, of aliases and code names.
In Joseph Anton, Rushdie tells the tale behind the infamous fatwa It is a remarkable story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech, but also an unflinchingly honest and fiercely funny account of a life turned upside-down.

‘An immersive, page-turning read… It exerts a mesmeric hold with high-octane storytelling -INDEPENDENT
Funny, painfully moving and absolutely necessary -DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘The most gripping, moving and entertaining literary memoir I have ever read’ -INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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