visión de conjunto:Críticas A brilliant symphony... Exceptional... One of Rushdie's best novels yet (Independent)Extraordinary... Worth engaging with at every level; a thrilling story told in thrilling language (The Times)Shalimar the Clown is Rushdie's most engaging book since Midnight's Children. It is a lament. It is a revenge story. it is a love story. And it is a warning (Observer)Deeply disturbing and immensely moving... An exquisite broken thing of pain and beauty (Independent)Excellent... A characteristically daring walk along the tightrope of fiction (Sunday Telegraph) Reseña del editor 'Rushdie’s most engaging book since Midnight’s Children' ObserverShalimar the Clown was once a figure full of love and laughter. His skill as a tightrope walker was legendary in his native home of Kashmir. But fate has played him cruelly torn him away from his beloved home and brought him to Los Angeles where he works as a chauffeur. One morning he gets up goes to work and brutally slays his employer America’s former counter-terrorist chief Maximilian Ophuls in full view of the victim’s illegitimate daughter India. Despite the political overtones it soon emerges that this is a murder with a much darker heart to it.The killing has its roots halfway across the globe back in Kashmir a ruined paradise not so much lost as shattered. And gradually it emerges that beyond this unholy trinity of Max India and Shalimar lurks a fourth shadowy figure one who binds them all together.'This is Rushdie at his most flamboyant best' Financial Times Biografía del autor Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels – Grimus Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker) Shame The Satanic Verses Haroun and the Sea of Stories The Moor’s Last Sigh The Ground Beneath Her Feet Fury Shalimar the Clown The Enchantress of Florence Luka and the Fire of Life Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights and The Golden House – and one collection of short stories: East West. He has also published four works of non-fiction – Joseph Anton The Jaguar Smile Imaginary Homelands and Step Across This Line – and co-edited two anthologies Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.