The Ground Beneath Her Feet

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

A Novel

Book - 1999
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Salman Rushdie's most ambitious and accomplished novel, sure to be hailed as his masterpiece.

At the beginning of this stunning novel, Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, is caught up in a devastating earthquake and never seen again by human eyes. This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks, and again finds her, over and over, throughout his own extraordinary life in music. Their epic romance is narrated by Ormus's childhood friend and Vina's sometime lover, her "back-door man," the photographer Rai, whose astonishing voice, filled with stories, images, myths, anger, wisdom, humor, and love, is perhaps the book's true hero. Telling the story of Ormus and Vina, he finds that he is also revealing his own truths: his human failings, his immortal longings. He is a man caught up in the loves and quarrels of the age's goddesses and gods, but dares to have ambitions of his own. And lives to tell the tale.

Around these three, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. Cracks and tears have begun to appear in the fabric of the real. There are glimpses of abysses below the surfaces of things. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is Salman Rushdie's most gripping novel and his boldest imaginative act, a vision of our shaken, mutating times, an engagement with the whole of what is and what might be, an account of the intimate, flawed encounter between the East and the West, a brilliant remaking of the myth of Orpheus, a novel of high (and low) comedy, high (and low) passions, high (and low) culture. It is a tale of love, death, and rock 'n' roll.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1999.
ISBN: 9780805053081
0805053085
Branch Call Number: RUSH
Characteristics: 575p. 24cm.

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Feb 14, 2016

I found this book at a second hand store and had never read any of the critically renowned works of Salman Rushdie. I was sadly disappointed. I read the first 100 pages and found myself skimming over most of the prolific prose just to find the story line. I skipped ahead into various parts of the rest of the book and found that it wasn't going to get any better. I should have saved myself the time, but at least I know not to pick up another book by the same author.

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