Luka and the Fire of Life

by Salman Rushdie

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Another magical, mystical tale from Salman Rushdie to please readers of all ages. It follows up Haroun and the Sea of Stories, written for the authors first son, this is written for his second.

 

Luka and the Fire of Life Synopsis

On a beautiful starry night in the city of Kahani in the land of Alifbay a terrible thing happened: twelve-year-old Luka's storyteller father, Rashid, fell suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one could rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through the Magic World, encountering a slew of phantasmagorical obstacles along the way, to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task. With Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables, and it proved to be one of his most popular books with readers of all ages. While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun's younger brother, is a gift for his second son on his twelfth birthday. Lyrical, rich with word-play, and with the narrative tension of the classic quest stories, this is Salman Rushdie at his very best.

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ISBN: 9780224061629
Publication date: 30/09/2010
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of CCV
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780224061629
Publication date: 30th September 2010
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of CCV
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About Salman Rushdie

Sir Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 19 June 1947. He went to school in Bombay and at Rugby in England, and read History at King's College, Cambridge, where he joined the Cambridge Footlights theatre company. After graduating, he lived with his family who had moved to Pakistan in 1964, and worked briefly in television before returning to England, beginning work as a copywriter for an advertising agency. His first novel, Grimus, was published in 1975. His second novel, the acclaimed Midnight's Children, was published in 1981. It won the Booker Prize for Fiction, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction), ...

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