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Stranger than fiction: Rushdie on life in hiding

Original post made on Oct 2, 2012

Listening to Salman Rushdie tell the story of a desperate man who goes into hiding to save his life, is forced to move from house to house -- sometimes in the dead of night -- and must lock himself into the bathroom whenever the plumber or electrician comes around to fix some common household problem, it's easy to forget that the acclaimed novelist with a bent toward the fanciful isn't spinning a tale.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 10:38 AM

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Posted by Catherine McMillan
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm

This is a very nice summary of an exceptional event, but I believe that Salman Rushdie referred to unsympathetic authors John Le Carre, Kurt Vonnegut and Maurice Sendak (not Roald Dahl). Did I hear wrong?


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