The Ground Beneath Her Feet

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

A Novel

Book - 1999
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"The first great rock 'n' roll novel in the English language." -- The Times

On Valentine's Day, 1989, Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, disappears in a devastating earthquake.

Her lover, the singer Ormus Cama, cannot accept that he has lost her, and so begins his eternal quest to find her and bring her back. His journey takes him across the globe and through cities pulsating with the power of rock 'n' roll, to Bombay, London and New York.

But around the star-crossed lover and his quest, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. Cracks and tears are appearing in the very fabric of reality, and exposing the abyss beyond. And Ormus has to confront just how far he is willing to go for love.

In this epic romance that stretches across whole lives, and even beyond death, Salman Rushdie's most accessible novel is also a vivid account of the intimate, flawed encounter between East and West, a remaking of the myth of Orpheus, and an exploration of the extremities of comedy, culture and desire. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is a gripping story that encapsulates the history, dreams and passions of the last half century as no other novel has done.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, c1999.
Edition: First Can. edition
ISBN: 9780676972641
0676972640
9780676970623
0676970621
Branch Call Number: FIC Rushd
Characteristics: 575 pages ; 25 cm.

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berickson4934
Apr 23, 2020

Please send to Ridgedale library for me to use curbside pickup for this book. Thank you!

SCL_Justin Jul 31, 2018

This is the novel I love to give to musicians. It's about music and using music to make a life and rescue people from death. It's a magical realist story of love that's inconstant and travels through an underworld. It's about genius. It's about disorientation. It's inspired by the myth of Orpheus and I love it.

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dlh1
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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