At the beginning of this overwhelming novel, Vina Aspara, a famous and much-loved singer, is caught up in a devasting earthquake and never seen again by human eyes. This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks and again finds her, over and over, throughout his own extraordinary life in music. The story of a love ...
At the beginning of this overwhelming novel, Vina Aspara, a famous and much-loved singer, is caught up in a devasting earthquake and never seen again by human eyes. This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks and again finds her, over and over, throughout his own extraordinary life in music. The story of a love that stretches across their whole lives, and even beyond death. Their epic romance is narrated by Ormus's childhood friend and Vina's sometime lover, her "back-door man", the photographer Rai, whose astonishing voice, filled with stories, images, myths, anger, wisdom, humour and love, is perhaps the books true hero. Telling the story of Ormus and Vina, he finds that he is also revealing his own truths: his human failings, his immortal longings. He is a man caught up in the loves and quarrels of the age's goddesses and gods, but dares to have ambitions of his own. And lives to tell the tale. Around these three, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. Cracks and tears have begun to appear in the fabric of the real. There are glimpses of abysses below the surfaces of things. In the words of one of Ormus Cama's songs, it shouldn't be this way. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is Salman Rushdie's most gripping novel and his boldest imaginative act.
Very Good in Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Hard Back First Edition. Hardcover Book in Near Fine Condition with a Good Dust Jacket. Archival protective cover. "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" is Salman Rushdie's gift to America, a great contemporary love story, a celebration of Americana, an examination of what the world means to America and what America means to the world. Many consider this his masterpiece. Binding is clean, unmarked, tight, solid and square. Lower front corner is gently bumped. Internals are in Fine Condition. Gold jacket is clean, unmarked, unclipped, with light wear around edges and corners. 575 pages. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 1999, Henry Holt and Company, New York, New York, USA.
Collectible: Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed Very nice hardback and jacket. Price-clipped jacket. Only slight wear. Signed by author on half-title page. Text is clean, unmarked. First edition, 1st printing. Full number line: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 (Shelf location: CC) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.
Signed by author. Not personalized. First Edition, first printing with full number line in near fine / very good condition. The dust jacket has minor shelf wear. Pages are clean. Boards are solid, and spine is square and tight. Very light scratch on back panel, mild bumping at spine ends. Unclipped DJ. No remainder mark. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA.
Fine in very good dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). 1st UK edition, 1st printing, complete number line. Slight edgewear to dust jacket. Book as new except for a tiny dent in the bottom of one board. 592 p. Audience: General/trade. By the Booker Prize-winning author of 'The Satanic Verses'. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a clear protective plastic sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Fine. 0224044192 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.
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