Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights

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In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangeness begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity
that resembles his own sub-Stan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold-digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining. Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as jinns, who live in a world separated from ours by a veil.

Inspired by traditional folklore, Salman Rushdie’s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and
folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption.

‘A breathless, world-roving novel, a mirror to the present day, and a peek into an idyll we can’t return to’ -Mint
‘A powerful indictment of religious violence’ -Literary Review
“This book is a fantasy, a fairytale—and a brilliant reflection of and serious meditation on the choices and agonies of our life in this world’ -Guardian

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In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity
that resembles his own sub-Stan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold-digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining. Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as jinns, who live in a world separated from ours by a veil.

Inspired by traditional folklore, Salman Rushdie‘s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and
folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption.

‘A breathless, world-roving novel, a mirror to the present day, and a peek into an idyll we can’t return to’ -Mint
‘A powerful indictment of religious violence’ -Literary Review
“This book is a fantasy, a fairytale—and a brilliant reflection of and serious meditation on the choices and agonies of our life in this world’ -Guardian

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