Salman Rushdie’s magical realist epic. Hugely complex and multilayered, it remains one of the most controversial books in recent literary history.
A hijacked aeroplane blows apart high above the English Channel and two figures tumble towards the sea: Gibreel Farishta, India’s legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices. Washed up on an English beach, their survival is a miracle. But there is a price to pay. Gibreel and Saladin have been chosen as opponents in the eternal wrestling match between Good and Evil. But chosen by whom? Which is which? And what will be the outcome of their final confrontation?