Thalia Book Club: Salman Rushdie's Joseph Anton

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Salman Rushdie

Even average Americans know a little something about Salman Rushdie’s history: He was the target of a fatwa issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini for his book, The Satanic Verses, in the late ’80s. In a revealing new memoir Joseph Anton, Rushdie discusses the nine years that followed the announcement, which he spent moving from place to place under police protection.

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