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Titel: Luka and the Fire of Life
Verlag: Random House, London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover in very good condition. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 440069
Inhaltsangabe: With the same dazzling imagination and love of language that have made Salman Rushdie one of the great storytellers of our time, Luka and the Fire of Life revisits the magic-infused, intricate world he first brought to life in the modern classic Haroun and the Sea of Stories. This breathtaking new novel centers on Luka, Haroun?s younger brother, who must save his father from certain doom.
For Rashid Khalifa, the legendary storyteller of Kahani, has fallen into deep sleep from which no one can wake him. To keep his father from slipping away entirely, Luka must travel to the Magic World and steal the ever-burning Fire of Life. Thus begins a quest replete with unlikely creatures, strange alliances, and seemingly insurmountable challenges as Luka and an assortment of enchanted companions race through peril after peril, pass through the land of the Badly Behaved Gods, and reach the Fire itself, where Luka?s fate, and that of his father, will be decided.
Filled with mischievous wordplay and delving into themes as universal as the power of filial love and the meaning of mortality, Luka and the Fire of Life is a book of wonders for all ages.
...parents who are keen on reading aloud to their children will take great pleasure in the tale and its telling... --The Independent on Sunday
'demands to be experienced on the tongue and in the ear...something endearing about the obvious delight that Rushdie takes' --The Times, Helen Dunmore
A captivating, funny and beautifully imagined fable' --Sunday Telegraph, Seven, Beth Jones
A bustling and minutely imagined fabular landscape, crammed with allegorical figures and places...it captures brilliantly that moment when adults enrapture children. --Guardian
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