The Moor's Last Sigh
What do we do when the world's walls - its family structures, its value-systems - crumble? The central character of this novel, 'Moor' Zogoiby, only son of a wealthy, artistic-bohemian Bombay family, finds himself in such a moment of crisis. His mother, an emotional despot, worships beauty, but Moor is ugly, he has a deformed hand.
'India has produced a great novelist...a master of perpetual storytelling' V.S. Pritchett, New Yorker
Winner of Whitbread Prize (Novel) 1995. Shortlisted for Booker Prize for Fiction 1995.
Salman Rushdie is the author of eight novels, one collection of short stories, and four works of non-fiction, and the co-editor of The Vintage Book of Indian Writing. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. The Moor's Last Sigh won the Whitbread Prize in 1995, and the European Union's Aristelon Prize for Literature in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.