Title Profile & Character Information

The Moor's Last Sigh

Annotation
Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year
Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. Moraes Moor Zogoiby, the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinese spice merchants and crime lords, is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As he travels a route that takes him from India to Spain, he leaves behind a tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerized offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave.
Fierce, phantasmagorical...a huge, sprawling, exuberant novel.-- New York Times

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