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The golden house : a novel

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, reinventing themselves as emperors living in a lavish house in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society, even  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romans familiaux
Romans britanniques
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 9780735273566 0735273561
OCLC Number: 1003611402
Description: 380 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Salman Rushdie.

Abstract:

When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, reinventing themselves as emperors living in a lavish house in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society, even as Nero Golden continues to raise huge buildings carrying his name in gold letters. The story of the powerful Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, Rene, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. Rene chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, and unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful former model, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work that could ruin Nero Golden forever.
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