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Shalimar the Clown : a novel, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)

Label
Shalimar the Clown : a novel
Title
Shalimar the Clown
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Max Ophuls, a U.S. diplomat who has worked in the Kashmir Valley, is murdered by his former chauffeur, Shalimar. Several flashbacks take the readers to the past, and one learns that Shalimar, the clown, was once full of affection, love and laughter. He lived in the Kashmiri village of Pachigam. His skill on the tight rope earned him renown in his village and the name Shalimar the clown. At a young age, he falls in love with a beautiful Hindu girl, Boonyi. The village elders agree to the marriage and all seems fine, except that Boonyi doesn't want to remain stuck in this small village. Things come to a turn when Maximilian comes to the village and becomes enamored with Boonyi. With the help of his assistant he gets her a flat in Delhi, and an affair blooms. A scandal erupts when Boonyi gets pregnant and Max is forced to return. The child, India, is brought to England by Maximilian's wife. Shalimar was deeply in love with Boonyi and couldn't bear her betrayal. The rest of his life had as major purpose to take revenge on the people that were the cause of his unhappiness. For this purpose he joins up with various Jihadi organisations and becomes a renowned assassin. Maximilian, a hero of the French resistance movement in World War II, now becomes the American ambassador for counter-terrorism, a euphemism for covert operations. Shalimar reaches America and works as Max's driver for some time. He kills Max on the day he gives his notice. Shalimar is finally presumed killed by India who avenges her parents' death
Summary
In 1991, Ambassador Maximilian Ophuls--ex-ambassador to India, and America's counterterrorism chief--is murdered on the Los Angeles doorstep of his illegitimate daughter's home by his Kashmiri Muslim driver, who calls himself Shalimar the Clown
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135133
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Shalimar the Clown : a novel, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A5229E44-A636-42D9-8C87-B9988C0CFD22
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn294833124
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
398 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588364845
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A5229E44-A636-42D9-8C87-B9988C0CFD22
System control number
(OCoLC)294833124
Label
Shalimar the Clown : a novel, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A5229E44-A636-42D9-8C87-B9988C0CFD22
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn294833124
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
398 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588364845
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A5229E44-A636-42D9-8C87-B9988C0CFD22
System control number
(OCoLC)294833124

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