East meets West in a blaze of glory in Salman Rushdie’s masterful, magical story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world.

The Enchantress of Florence brings together two cities that barely know each other - the hedonistic Mughal capital, where the brilliant emperor wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire and the treachery of sons, and the sensual Florentine world of powerful courtesans, humanist philosophy and inhuman torture. These two separate worlds turn out to be uncannily alike, and the enchantments of women hold sway over them both.

The Man Booker Prize 2008
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Jonathan Cape
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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

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Salman Rushdie has been nominated for the Booker Prize seven times, winning in 1981, and was knighted for services to literature in 2007.
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Other nominated books by Salman Rushdie

Shalimar the Clown
The Moor's Last Sigh
The Satanic Verses
Midnight's Children
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