Quichotte : a novel / Salman Rushdie.Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: xii, 390 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781787331914; 1787331911; 9781787331921; 178733192XSubject(s): Traveling sales personnel -- Fiction | Voyages and travels -- Fiction | Novelists -- Fiction | Midlife crisis -- Fiction | United States -- FictionGenre/Form: Road fiction. | Satirical fiction. DDC classification: 823/.914 LOC classification: PR6068.U757 | Q53 2019
"Quichotte, an aging traveling salesman obsessed with the "unreal real" of TV, falls in impossible love with a queen of the screen; while obsessively writing her love letters, he wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence. Together they set off across America in Quichotte's trusty Chevy Cruze to find her and convince her of his love. Meanwhile, Quichotte's tragicomic story is being told by the author who created him: Brother, a mediocre spy novelist in the midst of a midlife crisis. As their stories intertwine, we are taken on a wild, picaresque journey through a country on the edge of moral and spiritual collapse. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie brings us a new twist on a classic."--Publisher description.