Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte

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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie’s new novel, Quichotte is inspired by the Cervantes’ classic but set in America as a modern road trip. Sam DuChamp, a second-rate author of spy thrillers, creates a Don Quixote-like character who’s obsessed with television and falls in love with an Oprah-like TV star. He begins a quest across America to win her love with his imagined missing son as Sancho, and encounters racism, opioid, guns, Mastodons and a talking cricket. Salman Rushdie joins us today to talk about his fourteenth book, a darkly satirical adventure story within a story.

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