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The golden house

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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--The Godfather 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Rushdie, Salman, author.
Golden house.:
Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2017. ©2017
(CaOONL)20179005790
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 9780735273580 0735273588
OCLC Number: 972181933
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Salman Rushdie.

Abstract:

--The Godfather 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, an 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. Invoking literature, pop culture and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, and identity politics; Gamergate; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendancy of Superman and Batwoman and the superhero movie; and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic villain with painted skin and coloured hair.
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