From one of the world's truly great writers, Fury is a wickedly brilliant and pitch-black comedy about a middle-aged professor who finds himself in New York City in the summer of 2000. Not since the Bombay of Midnight's Children have a time and place been so intensely and accurately captured in a novel. Fury opens on a New York living at breakneck ...
From one of the world's truly great writers, Fury is a wickedly brilliant and pitch-black comedy about a middle-aged professor who finds himself in New York City in the summer of 2000. Not since the Bombay of Midnight's Children have a time and place been so intensely and accurately captured in a novel. Fury opens on a New York living at breakneck speed in an age of unprecedented decadence. Malik Solanka, historian of ideas and dollmaker extraordinaire, steps out of his life one day, abandons his family without a word of explanation, and flees to New York. There is a fury within him, and he fears that he has become dangerous to those he loves. He arrives in New York at a time of unprecedented plenty, in the highest hour of America's wealth and power, seeking to "erase" himself. But fury is all around him. Cab drivers spout invective. A serial killer is murdering women with a lump of concrete. The petty spats and bone-deep resentments of the metropolis engulf him. Meanwhile, his own thoughts, emotions and desires are also running wild. A young woman in a D'Angelo baseball cap is in store. Also another woman, with whom he will fall in love and drawn towards a different fury, whose roots lie of the far side of the world.
Very Good. 067946333X Rushdie, Salman. Fury. NY: Random, 2001. 259pp. 8vo. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good, with front board slightly longer than the rear one. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Signed by author.
First American edition. Softcover. Advanced reading copy of a novel set in New York. From the author of the brilliant "Midnight's Children." A fine copy in illustrated wrappers. Signed by Rushdie on the title page. An unread very tight copy.
Fine. 067946333X First edition, First Printing. Signed by the author on the title page. Not inscribed, price clipped or otherwise marked. Securely wrapped, dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Full # line starting with a 1. F/F.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Fiction. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author This book is in near fine condition and appears unread. The author has inscribed and signed on the title page. The dust jacket is in very good condition, is not price clipped, and is in new mylar.
As New in As New jacket. Signed by Author As new in as new DJ protected by mylar DJ cover. Book is in very fine condition in very fine DJ. Tight no marks, bumps or blems. Signed by author on full title page. Signature guaranteed, Purchased from a book dealer noted for signed books that I have I have been dealing for years. For pictures or additional info write me at info at abnormalbooks dot com or visit my site. FROM THE CRITICS Boyd Tonkin-The Independent (London)...Fury contains enough thrillingly fresh writing and ideas to show up most of Rushdie's contemporaries as parochial plodders....I wrote in The Independent's review of Fury that "I would rather read one page of flawed Rushdie than 1, 000 of the soporific pap that often passes for 'literary fiction' in Britain today". Even at his worst, Rushdie will wake you up; even at their best, many of his politer peers will send you fast into a dreamless, idea-free sleep. ' From Book Magazine 'All very picaresque, all conspiring to make Fury something a Rushdie novel rarely qualifies as: a real page-turner. What linger after the entertainment are the questions the book raises about nature and artifice, coercion and acceptance, and the transforming value of fury itself. -Paul Evans. ' From Pulisher's Weekly-'Rushdie remains a master of satire that rings true with unsettling acuity and dark, comedic brilliance. '
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