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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

作者 : Salman Rushdie

出版社 : Penguin Random House LLC

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定價 : NT 980

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紐約時報譽為當代最佳暢銷書作家—《午夜之子》作者薩爾曼‧魯西迪睽違七年新作
有如成人版「一千零一夜」,結合歷史題材、神話故事、經典愛情的魔幻寫實小說

◎「宛如卡夫卡所創造的好萊塢賣座大片」—英國《衛報》
◎「以魔幻寫實主義,結合神話、科幻小說及各種奇想…如同魯西迪以往的作品,玩味十足且充滿創造力」—加拿大《環球郵報》

以耳熟能詳的民間故事《一千零一夜》為靈感,一個魔幻玄奇的新世界真實降臨,魯西迪再度締造驚人想像力,創造出值得時間考驗的經典大作。

在不久的將來,一股混亂且神祕的力量如暴風般襲擊紐約。一個樸實的園丁,突然發現自己雙腳居然飄浮於地面;一個半夜被吵醒的插畫家,叫醒他的是卻是他筆下的虛構人物。這兩位不是唯一受到魔法影響的人,一大群號稱Jinn的精靈,已經悄悄佔領世界,並帶來各種混亂及奇幻的事件。精靈Jinn是由精靈公主Dunia與人類相戀後誕生的半神後裔,這群調皮、不受約束且異想天開的精靈們,突然發現自己具有神力,例如從指尖發射出閃電、漂浮在地面上及點石成金等異能。在主角們依序發現自己就是精靈後裔後,世界即將陷入一場正義和邪惡之間的超自然戰爭,一場長達一千零一夜之久的混亂。

本書徹底展現魯西迪的智慧與他擅長的魔幻寫實主義,如何把現代社會分裂為人與精靈共存的二元世界,造就一本充滿背叛、命運、救贖、滑稽及諷刺式童話的全新大作。

印度裔英國作家薩爾曼‧魯西迪(Salman Rushdie),風格經常被歸類為魔幻寫實主義,作品受到東西方文化雙重影響。因為1989年所出版的《魔鬼詩篇》(The Satanic Verses,獲得惠特布萊德最佳長篇小說獎,及德國年度作者獎),觸怒回教世界,長達十多年被迫過著深居簡出的流亡生涯。其他著作:長篇小說《Grimus》、《午夜之子》(Midnight’s Children,獲英國文學最高榮耀布克獎)、《羞恥》(Shame,法國年度最佳外語書籍獎)、《The Satanic Verses》、《哈倫與故事之海》(Haroun and the Sea of Stories,獲作家協會獎及美國神話幻想文學獎)、《摩爾人的最後嘆息》(The Moor’s Last Sign)、《Fury》、《Shalimar the Clown》、《The Enchantress of Florence》及《盧卡與生命之火》(Luka and the Fire of Life);短篇小說集則有《East, West》。魯西迪與諾貝爾文學獎得主奈波爾、日裔英國作家石黑一雄並稱「英國文壇移民三雄」。 

From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.
 
In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own sub–Stan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining.
 
Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn, who live in a world separated from ours by a veil. Centuries ago, Dunia, a princess of the jinn, fell in love with a mortal man of reason. Together they produced an astonishing number of children, unaware of their fantastical powers, who spread across generations in the human world.
 
Once the line between worlds is breached on a grand scale, Dunia’s children and others will play a role in an epic war between light and dark spanning a thousand and one nights—or two years, eight months, and twenty-eight nights. It is a time of enormous upheaval, in which beliefs are challenged, words act like poison, silence is a disease, and a noise may contain a hidden curse.
 
Inspired by the traditional “wonder tales” of the East, Salman Rushdie’s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption.
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