From the master of storytelling Salman Rushdie comes another modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture.
It was the day no Americans would forget, the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, Somebody from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,”.
The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family.
Nero Golden is watched suspiciously, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Golden is not alone but accompanied by his three adult sons. Three are peculiar in their own skin, Agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, Apu, the flamboyant artist and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family.
There is no mother, no wife until the Russian expat Vasilisa snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir.
Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism.