Random House has acquired Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, a new novel by Salman Rushdie. Will Murphy took U.S. rights from Andrew Wylie at the Wylie Agency for the book, which will go on sale in September.

Described by Random House as a "wonder tale about the way we live now," the novel "blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world…that has been plunged into an age of unreason."

Rushdie's most recent book, his memoir, Joseph Anton, was published in 2012. His eleven novels include Midnight’s Children (awarded the Booker Prize in 1981) and The Satanic Verses.