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KNIFE Meditations After an Attempted Murder

by | Read by Salman Rushdie

Biography & Memoir • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Salman Rushdie offers an emotionally resonant account of the shocking knife attack that almost ended his life in 2022 in Chautauqua, New York. In a measured tone, Rushdie describes the events of that day, including the excruciating 27 seconds in which he encountered his would-be assassin and the terrible graphically described wounds that his body sustained. While the attack is this work's focal point, Rushdie also reflects on his long and often frustrating recovery and the people who sustained him, including compassionate healthcare workers and his beloved wife and children. Interwoven throughout are musings on literature, writing, politics, friendship, and religion, delivered with passion and more than a little humor. Wide-ranging and deeply insightful, this meditation on life, love, and resilience makes for compelling listening. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2024

CD ISBN 9780593946138 $40.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9780593910696 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593910702 $85.50

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