The Ground Beneath Her Feet

A Novel

Salman Rushdie

Picador

Download Image Salman Rushdie The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Available Formats

BookeBook
In this remaking of the myth of Orpheus, Rushdie tells the story of Vina Apsara, a pop star, and Ormus Cama, an extraordinary songwriter and musician, who captivate and change the world through their music and their romance. Beginning in Bombay in the fifties, moving to London in the sixties, and New York for the last quarter century, the novel pulsates with a half-century of music and celebrates the power rock 'n' roll.

Connect with the Author

Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

THE GROUND BENEATH HER FEET
1THE KEEPER OF BEESOn St.Valentine's Day, 1989, the last day of her life, the legendary popular singer Vina Apsara woke sobbing from a dream of human sacrifice in which she had been the intended victim. Bare-torsoed men resembling the actor Christopher Plummer had been gripping her by the wrists and ankles. Her body was splayed out, naked and writhing, over a polished stone bearing the graven image of the snakebird Quetzalcoatl. The open mouth of the plumed serpent surrounded a dark hollow scooped out of the stone, and although her own mouth was stretched wide by

Read the full excerpt

Back

Reviews

Praise for The Ground Beneath Her Feet

"No novelist currently writing in English does so with more energy, intelligence and allusiveness than Rushdie. Nearly every page of The Ground Beneath Her Feet offers something to arrest a devoted reader's attention: puns and wordplays galore . . . and enough literary echoes—of Joyce, Yeats, Frost, Dante, oh hell, of nearly everybody—to keep graduate students on the prowl through these pages for years."—Paul Gray, Time

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels: Grimus, Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, and one work of short stories titled East, West. He has also published four works of nonfiction: The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and Mirrorwork (co-edited with Elizabeth West).

Salman Rushdie

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

The Ground Beneath Her Feet
A Novel
Salman Rushdie

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
March 2000
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312254995
ISBN10: 0312254997
5 11/16 x 8 7/8 inches, 592 pages
$20.00

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
April 1999
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805053081
ISBN10: 0805053085
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 592 pages
$27.50

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co.
March 2000
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466822627
ISBN10: 1466822627
592 pages
$9.99
Back

From The Publisher

Picador

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back