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Midnight Feast

Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

This masterpiece uses a matriarchal-feeling jam-factory frame story to portion out the unruly high drama of its protagonist's astonishing biography, itself a gloriously messy and multi-layered metaphor for India under the rule of Indira Gandhi, who appears as a demonic child-killer.

I just loved the rich tapestry of scenes and characters in this book. Rushdie's is a voice with many tongues and moods. I really enjoyed learning about partition and absorbing images of what life was like in India at that time in various sections of society.