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Luka and the Fire of Life
Salman Rushdie
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Jonathan Cape
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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.

WithHaroun and the Sea of StoriesSalman 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. WhileHarounwas 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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Salman Rushdie is the author of ten novels, one collection of short stories, and three works of non-fiction, and the co-editor ofThe Vintage Book of Indian Writing. In 1993Midnight's Childrenwas judged to be the Booker of Bookers, the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. TheMoor's Last Sighwon the Whitbread Prize in 1995 and the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.

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