Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Book on CD
Book on CDAudiobook on CD/MP3
Author Rushdie, Salman.

Title Joseph Anton : [a memoir] / Salman Rushdie.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio : Books on Tape, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  CD BIOG. RUSHDIE, S.    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  SPO CD B RUSHDIE, SALMAN    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction Audiobook  CD 920 RUSHDIE    Check Shelf
Description 22 audio discs (26 hr., 58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 265800
Note Subtitle from container.
Performer Read by Sam Dastor ; prologue read by the author.
Note Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Summary On February 14, 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being "against Islam, the Prophet and the Qur'an." So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names ; then it came to him : Conrad and Chekhov -- Joseph Anton. How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech.--Container
Note GMD: sound recording.
Subject Rushdie, Salman.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, Indic -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Fatwas -- Personal narratives.
Fugitives from justice -- Personal narratives.
Protective custody -- Great Britain -- Personal narratives.
Added Author Dastor, Sam.
ISBN 9780449807811 Random House Audio $60.00
9780449807835 Books on Tape $60.00
0449807819 Random House Audio
0449807835 Books on Tape
Music No. RHA 3922 Random House Audio/Books on Tape
Add a Review