The iconic masterpiece of India that introduced the world to ´´a glittering novelist-one with startling imaginative and intellectual resources, a master of perpetual storytelling´´ (The New Yorker) WINNER OF THE BEST OF THE BOOKERS ? SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time ? The twenty-fifth anniversary edition, featuring a new introduction by the author Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India´s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India´s 1,000 other ´´midnight´s children,´´ all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people-a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnight´ s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.
´Temple At Midnight´, eine neue Liedersammlung Mitens, ist eine seelenvolle, schlichte, akustische Geschichte von Liebe und Erlösung. Das Album feiert die vielen Dimensionen der Liebe und Meditation, die er auf seinen Reisen - von seinen hedonistischen Tagen in der Londoner Rockszene in den 70er Jahren bis zu einer Reise zur Selbstfindung in das mystische Indien - erforscht hat und auch bis heute nach zwanzig Jahren mit Deva Premal immer noch erforscht - immer tiefer und tiefer zu sich selbst findend.
The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it. But will it finally toll for Sean Dillon & company in the explosive new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for...the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning...When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children´s ward...But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime! The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward - and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone´s Christmas.