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Salman Rushdie on Undercover Life

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Author Salman Rushdie’s celebrated work includes the fiction novels “Midnight’s Children” and “Luka and the Fire Of Life.” But his real life is just as compelling, and probably stranger. Rushdie’s new memoir “Joseph Anton” recounts 14 surreal years following the publication of “The Satanic Verses,” after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa (death threat) against him. He tells Brendan about his life undercover (complete with wigs), and about bursting his own bubble.