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[BOOK REVIEW] Figures of past come together in Rushdie tale

The Booker Prize-winner has pushed the boundaries of magical-realism with a work that beguiles with its stories within stories

By Phil Kloer  /  NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE , ATLANTA

The women of Enchantress have no power, and they have all the power. They are defined by the men, who generally want to move them from prostitute to princess or back the other way. But the men cannot control their thoughts, just their bodies.

And the people who control the stories control everything.

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