Literature of the English-Speaking World
This book, Salman Rushdie's first novel after the fatwa issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini seeking his death, is vintage Rushdie: fast-paced, allusive, stunning in detail, a saga of family feuding that spans generations and continents. Though not the best known of his work, it ranks with his finest fiction and won the Whitbread Prize [now called the Costa Book Award] in 1995.
Literature of the English-Speaking World will be held monthly at 7 p.m.:
Dec. 11, Looking for Transwonderland by Noo Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria)
Jan. 8, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (United States)
Feb. 12, Runaway by Alice Munro (Canada)
Call 202-282-3072 or come to the Information Desk to register.