Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #204

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
Publication date- September 5th 2017 

Goodreads Summary: 

When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking 'Roman' names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society.

The story of the powerful Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, René, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. René chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful woman, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work.

Invoking literature, pop culture, and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, Gamergate and identity politics; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendency of the superhero movie, and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic, media-savvy villain wearing make-up and with coloured hair.

In a new world order of alternative truths, Salman Rushdie has written the ultimate novel about identity, truth, terror and lies. A brilliant, heartbreaking realist novel that is not only uncannily prescient but shows one of the world’s greatest storytellers working at the height of his powers.

I don't know if and when I'll actually end up reading this book, but I sure am curious to know more. 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 


  1. Totally new to me! Not my kind of read but hope you positively love it once you read it!

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  2. Hmmmm interesting... this seems like an odd book, definitely not one I've heard of before! I like the topography of the cover. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Sarika. =)

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