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Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie

By November 15, 2012

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On February 14, 1989, Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses was declared blasphemous to Islam and a bounty was put on Rushdie's head. Joseph Anton tells the story of Rushdie's life under Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa, about how he lived in hiding, under police protection, for ten years. Drifting every few weeks to another home, Rushdie struggled to maintain his life as a writer, husband, father, and freedom fighter, all while staying a relevant presence among the world's literary elite.

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