Salman Rushdie returns to Albany to present his new novel Quichotte (2019), a dazzling homage to Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s Don Quixote, the 17th century mock epic that is a founding work of Western
literature and the most-translated book after the Bible.
In Rushdie’s novel, a second-rate writer of spy thrillers falls in love with a TV star and sets off on a cross-country quest to prove himself worthy of her hand. book Quichotte is a wild ride through modern America — a society on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse — and examines racism, father–son relationships, the opioid crisis, cyber-spies, and the end of the world.
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