Condition: good. The pages are slightly foxed. Some creasing of the spine but no cracks. Creases to covers. With a new introduction by the author. This is an uncommon Vintage 21st Birthday Rainbow edition, released with 20 other contemporary classics in 2011 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Vintage Books imprint. Who said postmodern novels were necessarily short? If you need a door-stopper, this will do as well. It reads like an epic of postcolonial India and one might say it is; Rushdie makes recourse to traditional folk narrative forms to tell his story here.