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      Meet SALMAN RUSHDIE discussing "Quichotte: A Novel" presented by Books & Books! in Miami

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      September 26, 2019

      Thursday   7:30 PM

      300 Northeast 2nd Avenue , Aditorium: Bldg. 1, 2nd floor
      Miami, Florida

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      Meet SALMAN RUSHDIE discussing "Quichotte: A Novel" presented by Books & Books!

      Books & Books is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting Booker Prize-winning, internationally-bestselling author Salman Rushdie as he launches his new novel, Quichotte (Random House, $28) presented in collaboration with Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now and include admission for (2) two guests and (1) one copy of the book.      A dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age—a tour de force that is as much an homage to an immortal work of literature as it is to the quest for love and family, by Booker Prize–winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. The purchase of a ticket will admit two (2) guest to the event and include one (1) copy of the book. Seating will be first come, first served. Please arrive early.    About the Author... Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels—Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, and The Golden House—and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published four works of nonfiction—Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line—and coedited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature. Presented in collaboration with 

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