Survival -- Fiction. East Indians -- England -- Fiction. London (England) -- Fiction.
New York, N.Y.
24 cm. Angel Gibreel -- Mahound -- Ellowen Deeowen -- Ayesha -- City Visible but Unseen -- Return to Jahilia -- Angel Azraeel -- Parting of the Arabian Sea -- Wonderful Lamp. Also issued online. Salman Rushdie. Book
LC: PR6068.U757; Dewey: 823/.914
ISBN: 0670825379; 9780670825370 LCCN: 88-40266
A hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel. Two figures, Gibreel and Saladin, are washed up on an English beach. Soon curious changes occur--Gibreel seems to have acquired a halo, while Saladin grows hooves and bumps at his temples. They are transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is the initial act in an odyssey that merges the actual with the imagined.