Reading Group – Shalimar the Clown in Ely

Monday 12th March 2018

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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A shocking murder in Los Angeles turns out to be the climactic act in a slowly unfolding tragedy involving an American diplomat, his mistress, daughter, and Kashmiri chauffer. In characteristically rich and subtle prose Rushdie’s fast moving narative shows the devastation wrought upon peaceful populations by international scheming and the ways in which decent people can be brought to commit acts of violence. Combining politics, romance and suspense, this is a book that has only gained in topicality since its 2005 publication.