The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
The Moor's Last Sigh is a 1995 novel by Salman Rushdie. Set in the Indian city of Bombay (or "Mumbai") and Cochin (or "Kochi"), it is the first major work that Rushdie produced after the The Satanic Verses affair, and thus is referential to that circumstance in many ways, especially the isolation of the narrator, as well as the shadow of death that seems constantly to hang over him. It is written in the same style as Midnight's Children, and raises issues of individuality and the possibility of hybridity in a world moving toward singularity.
The 1368th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 50 Memorable Books from 50 Years of Books to Remember (The New York Public Library)
- - Costa Book Award - Best Novel (Costa Coffee)