About The Book
On the day of Barack Obama sinauguration, an enigmaticbillionaire from Bombay takesup residence in a cloisteredcommunity in New York sGreenwich Village. Along with hisimprobable name, untraceableaccent and unmistakable air ofdanger, Nero Golden has broughtalong his three adult sons:agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya;Apu, the flamboyant artist; and D,who harbours an explosive secreteven from himself. The story ofthe powerful Golden family istold from the point of view oftheir neighbour and confidant,Ren, an aspiring filmmaker whofinds in the Goldens the perfectsubject. Ren chronicles theundoing of the house of Golden:the high life of money, of artand fashion, a sibling quarrel,an unexpected metamorphosis,the arrival of a beautiful woman,betrayal and murder, and faraway, in India, the unravellingof an insidious plot. Copiouslydetailed, sumptuously inventive,brimming with all the razzle-dazzle that imbues his fictionwith the lush ambience of afable, The Golden House is aboutwhere we were before 26/11,where we are today and how wegot here. The result is a modernepic of love and terrorism, lossand reinvention-a powerful,timely story told with the daringand panache that make SalmanRushdie a force of light in ourdark new age.