Sentenced to Death
by W. J. Weatherby
Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1990, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0881845728
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with a little creasing and rubbing to edges and corners, some small chips and tears (see photographs)
'Who is Salman Rushdie? The most famous author in the world is someone we barely know. His novel, The Satanic Verses, has created more controversy and raised more fundamental questions than any work of art this century. And yet the man himself has been, until this book, a figure whose personality and history are little understood.
W. J. Weatherby has written a biography of Salman Rushdie that reveals and clarifies the influential events and people in the writer's life. But it is more than a life story of one of the most elusive of contemporary authors. The book also explains and makes even more significant the sentence of death ordered by the Ayatollah Khomeini.'