The Satanic Verses
Just before dawn one winter morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two men -- Gibreel Farishta, the biggest movie star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to Bombay in fifteen years -- plummet from the sky. Washing up on the snow-covered sands of an English beach, they proceed through a series of metamorphoses, dreams, and revelations.
The Satanic Verses is a wonderfully erudite study of the evil and good intertwined within the hearts of women and men, an epic journey of tears and laughter, served up by a writer at the height of his powers.
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