The Resource The golden house : A novel, Salman Rushdie

The golden house : A novel, Salman Rushdie

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The golden house : A novel
Title
The golden house
Title remainder
A novel
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
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Language
eng
Summary
"A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture--a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities On the day of Barack Obama's inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of "the Gardens," a cloistered community in New York's Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king--a queen in want of an heir. Our guide to the Goldens' world is their neighbor Rene, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie's triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention--a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. Advance praise for The Golden House "A ravishingly well-told, deeply knowledgeable, magnificently insightful, and righteously outraged epic which pos­es timeless questions about the human condition. As Rushdie's blazing tale surges toward its crescendo, life, as it always has, rises stubbornly from the ashes, as does love."--Booklist (starred review) "Where Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities sent up the go-go, me-me Reagan/Bush era, Rushdie's latest novel captures the existential uncertainties of the anxious Obama years. A sort of Great Gatsby for our time: everyone is implicated, no one is innocent, and no one comes out unscathed."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"--
Summary
A real estate tycoon and his mysterious, corrupt family become the subjects of an aspiring filmmaker's project before revelations of their criminal past activities give way to the rise of a mad presidential candidate
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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10576377
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Rushdie, Salman
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.U757
LC item number
G65 2017eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Rich families
  • Family secrets
  • Ambition
  • Corruption
  • Filmmakers
  • Presidential candidates
  • Real estate developers
  • Immigrants
Target audience
adult
Label
The golden house : A novel, Salman Rushdie
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online resource
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multicolored
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Control code
on1001283113
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399592812
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computer
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rdamedia.
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remote
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57E27765-5243-4E4A-B8EA-98F8A989B7C4
Label
The golden house : A novel, Salman Rushdie
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1001283113
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399592812
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
57E27765-5243-4E4A-B8EA-98F8A989B7C4

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