Guest: Salman Rushdie
SALMAN RUSHDIE’s new novel, The Golden House, involves a mysterious and wealthy immigrant family who moves into a pricey neighborhood in Manhattan. A young filmmaker gets drawn into the family’s secrets, which they had hoped to leave behind in India. The story begins with Obama’s inauguration and ends with the election of a character Rushdie calls The Joker. Rushdie says he wrote the book because he wanted to explore identity and what it means to be an American in the age of Trump. Rushdie comes in to talk with Marty about his new novel, free speech, censorship and politics.