Title Profile & Character Information

The Moor's Last Sigh

Annotation
Winner of England's prestigious Whitbread Ward, Rushdie's first novel in seven years is a peppery melange of genres: a deliciously inventive family saga; a subversive alternate history of modern India; a fairy tale as inexhaustibly imagined as any in The Arabian Nights; and a book of ideas on topics from art to ethnicity, from religious fanaticism to the terrifying power of love.

Awards
1995  Costa Book Awards
1996  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameZogoiby, Moraes "Moor"
GenderMale
TraitEast Indian

NameZogoiby, Aurora da Gama
GenderFemale
OccupationArtist
TraitsMother
Christian
Heiress

NameZogoiby, Abraham
GenderMale
TraitsFather
Jewish

GenreSaga
    --Family
Fiction
TopicsMothers and sons
Family secrets
Family relationships
SettingIndia