Quichotte is a novel by Salman Rushdie. The story follows Ismail Smile, who changes his name to Quichotte after embarking on a quest to win the love of famous TV figure Miss Salma R. Quichotte encounters many practical, interpersonal, and metaphysical challenges along the way. The novel also features a frame narrative about a man referred to only as Brother, who is the author of Quichotte’s story. Brother bases many events of Quichotte’s story on his own life. During the process of writing the book, Brother becomes more motivated to address his own personal problems. The novel explores themes of family, social discord, media, idealism, delusion, and storytelling.