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Luka and the Fire of Life

Rushdie, Salman

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ISBN 10: 0679463364 / ISBN 13: 9780679463368
Verlag: Random House, London, 2010
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Titel: Luka and the Fire of Life

Verlag: Random House, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2010

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Art des Buches: Used

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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.

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PRAISE FOR LUKA AND THE FIRE OF LIFE
"Rushdie's 11th novel is a sequel to his charming 1990 fable ""Haroun and the Sea of Stories"," written--as was its predecessor--for one of its author's two sons.
Visions of Kipling and J.M. Barrie may swim through readers' heads as we meet 12-year-old Luka Khalifa, the child of his parents' middle age (""and"" younger sibling to the previously eponymous Haroun), and an eager listener to lavish tales of the Magical World dreamed into being by his father Rashid, a celebrated storyteller aka "the Shah of Blah." When Rashid falls into a mysterious prolonged sleep (and hence a silence that raises memories of Rushdie's own "silenced" life as a writer following the ""fatwa"" issued by Ayatollah Khomeini), everything Luka has ever learned tells him he must brave the dangers of the Magical World, steal the revivifying Fire of Life from the Mountain of Knowledge and restore his beloved dad to consciousness. Guarded by animal companions (Bear t

"A magical fable . . . nonstop fun."--"The Washington Post"

"A fantastic adventure tale."--"New York Post
"
"Riddles, puns and other wordplay enliven the writing. . . . The charm and cleverness of this buoyant fantasy will draw you into its Magical World."--Minneapolis "Star Tribune"

"Smart and entertaining . . . should please children and adults alike."--"The Miami Herald"

"[Rushdie's] exuberant wordplay is evident on every page."--"The New York Times Book Review"

NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE HUFFINGTON POST

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Maggie Galehouse, NPR - "The Kansas City Star"

A magical fable . . . nonstop fun. "The Washington Post"
A fantastic adventure tale. "New York Post
"
Riddles, puns and other wordplay enliven the writing. . . . The charm and cleverness of this buoyant fantasy will draw you into its Magical World. Minneapolis "Star Tribune"
Smart and entertaining . . . should please children and adults alike. "The Miami Herald"
[Rushdie s] exuberant wordplay is evident on every page. "The New York Times Book Review"
NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE HUFFINGTON POST
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Maggie Galehouse, NPR "The Kansas City Star""

A magical fable . . . nonstop fun. The Washington Post
A fantastic adventure tale. New York Post

Riddles, puns and other wordplay enliven the writing. . . . The charm and cleverness of this buoyant fantasy will draw you into its Magical World. Minneapolis Star Tribune
Smart and entertaining . . . should please children and adults alike. The Miami Herald
[Rushdie s] exuberant wordplay is evident on every page. The New York Times Book Review
NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE HUFFINGTON POST
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Maggie Galehouse, NPR The Kansas City Star

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"A magical fable . . . nonstop fun."--The Washington Post
"A fantastic adventure tale."--New York Post

"Riddles, puns and other wordplay enliven the writing. . . . The charm and cleverness of this buoyant fantasy will draw you into its Magical World."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Smart and entertaining . . . should please children and adults alike."--The Miami Herald
"[Rushdie's] exuberant wordplay is evident on every page."--The New York Times Book Review
NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE HUFFINGTON POST
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Maggie Galehouse, NPR - The Kansas City Star

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