DMA Arts & Letters Live: Salman Rushdie
International bestselling author Salman Rushdie delivers Quichotte, a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age, a tour de force that is as much an homage to an immortal work of literature as it is to the quest for love and family.
Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman who falls impossibly in love with a television star. He sets off with his imaginary son Sancho on a picaresque quest across America to prove himself worthy of her hand. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie uses his trademark storytelling magic to take the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse, rendering a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.