Salman Rushdie will be In Conversation about his New Hardcover Novel ~ Quichotte

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Salman Rushdie, New York Times Bestselling Author, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about his New Hardcover Novel Quichotte.  

ABOUT SALMAN RUSHDIE:  Salman Rushdie is the Author of 13 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 1 Collection of Short Stories: East, West.  He has also Published 4 works of Nonfiction: Joseph Anton; The Jaguar Smile; Imaginary Homelands; and Step Across This Line; and Co-Edited 2 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.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age—a tour de force that is as much an homage to an immortal work of literature as it is to the quest for love and family, by Booker Prize–Winning, Internationally Bestselling Author Salman Rushdie.

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star.  Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.”  Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.

Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse.  And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

NEW DATE & TIME:  Saturday, September 07, 2019, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Salman Rushdie, New York Times Bestselling Author, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, about his New Hardcover Novel Quichotte, his life, and his works.  Salman Rushdie will Presign all Hardcovers of Quichotte, and patrons will receive their Author Autographed Hardcovers at this Author Event on Saturday, September 07, 2019.

WALK-IN ADMISSION PACKAGE (1 or 2 People plus 1 Hardcover of Quichotte):  $28.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Author Autographed Hardcover of Quichotte, 1 Stamped Author Autograph Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price.

Walk-In Admission Packages Purchases are welcome at Unity Temple on The Plaza on Saturday, September 07, 2019, after 6:00 PM, until our Event starts at 7:00 PM.  Online Admission Package Ordering for this Event has STOPPED as of Saturday, September 07, 2019, at 12:00 PM, Noon, Central Time.

Author Autographed Hardcovers of Quichotte are available for purchase while Supplies last, through the link below now.  You can also Order Author Autographed Hardcovers of Quichotte while Suppiles last, In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter or Call us at 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order during our Normal Business Hours.

The Publication & Sale Date for Quichotte is Tuesday, September 03, 2019.  Salman Rushdie will Presign all Hardcovers of Quichotte, and patrons will receive their Author Autographed Hardcovers at this Author Event on Saturday, September 07, 2019.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER:  1 Author Autographed Hardcover of Quichotte by Salman Rushdie.

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