Preview: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights — By Salman Rushdie

Why read this?
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie has been nominated for the Tata Literature Live Awards in Book of the Year – Fiction category.

Because, Salman Rushdie. If you don’t read him, you’re missing out major stuff in life. Rushdie has been enthralling readers since decades and each of his books carry a different weight on their spines! Most of us eagerly wait for him to write another book as soon as he completes one. There’s mysticism, the flavour of India, lives of people like us and others, and a lot more in Rushdie books, coupled with his unique style of writing.

Recommended for everyone, do read Rushdie to grow up and still be a child.


A lush, richly layered novel and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.

In the near future, after a storm strikes new york city, the strangeness begins. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. 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. It is the onset of an epic war between light and dark, spanning a thousand and one nights, in which beliefs are challenged, words act like poison, silence is a disease, and a noise may contain a hidden curse.

Inspired by the traditional ‘wonder tales’ of the east, 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.

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Penguin Books India Ltd
Genre: Fiction/Fantasy
Release: September 2015
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Aspiring author, frequent blogger, freelance editor, book critic, movie buff, mihidana fanatic. Lives in Pune. Before the above titles, I was a PhD dropout in Soil Science from the US of A, which rather coerced me into switching gears and professions. I work in both English and my mother tongue Bengali.

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