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An Evening with Salman Rushdie - Event Ticket with SIGNED Book - 12/9/2019

An Evening with Salman Rushdie - Event Ticket with SIGNED Book - 12/9/2019

37.00

Monday, December 9th | 7pm

The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is honored to welcome renowned author Salman Rushdie back to Harrisburg as he presents his new novel, Quichotte. Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize, Quichotte is a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age—an epic 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.

This is a ticketed admission event. Purchase one General Admission Event Ticket-and-Book for $37.00 (taxes & fees included) and you will receive a SIGNED copy of Quichotte upon entrance to the venue. Each person requires a paid ticket-and-book for entry.

All tickets are non-refundable. If you need to change the entry name on your ticket, email shop [at] midtownscholar [dot] com before Wednesday, December 4th.

Your order-confirmation email serves as your ticket. Please bring a picture ID and your complete order confirmation email for event entry and to receive your SIGNED copy of the book. Doors will open at 6:00PM for General Admission ticket holders. You must arrive by 6:30PM to guarantee seating, since we will open to Standing Room ticket holders at that time.

If you would prefer to purchase an Event Ticket with an UNSIGNED copy of the book to have and read before the event, please visit the Midtown Scholar Bookstore-Cafe in person to buy an unsigned BOOK-PLUS-TICKET. A special book signing open to all ticket holders will take place following the author’s presentation, if you would like your copy personalized. The author will sign up to two (2) copies of Quichotte, OR one copy of Quichotte and one backlist title only.

This event will sell out, so reserve your Event Ticket and SIGNED book today!

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About the Book:

A dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age—an epic 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

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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.

About the Author:

Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen 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 one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published four works of nonfiction—Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line—and coedited two 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.