Revue de presse
"'Salman Rushdie has earned the right to be called one of our great storytellers.' Observer
"'Huge, vital, engrossing... in all senses a fantastic book.' Sunday Times
"'The literary map of India has been redrawn... Midnight's Children
sounds like a country finding its voice.' New York Times
"'A brilliant and endearing novel.' London Review of Books
Présentation de l'éditeur
Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India's independence, and found himself mysteriously 'handcuffed to history' by the coincidence. He is one of 1,001 children born at the midnight hour, each of them endowed with an extraordinary talent - and whose privilege and curse it is to be both master and victims of their times. Through Saleem's gifts - inner ear and wildly sensitive sense of smell - we are drawn into a fascinating family saga set against the vast, colourful background of the India of the 20th century.