Luka And The Fire Of Life

September 20, 2011|
Luka And The Fire Of Life by Salman Rushdie
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“You’ve reached the age at which people in this family cross the border into the magical world. It’s your turn for an adventure—yes, it’s finally here!” So says Haroun to his younger brother, twelve-year-old Luka, in Salman Rushdie’s thrilling, delightful, lyrically crafted fable for the young and young at heart.

The adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, where a terrible thing happens: Luka’s father, Rashid, the legendary storyteller of Kahani, falls suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one can rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through the world of magic with his loyal companions, Bear the dog and Dog the bear, as they encounter a slew of fantastical creatures, strange allies, and challenging obstacles along the way—all in the hopes of stealing the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly treacherous task.

SALMAN RUSHDIE is the author of fourteen novels--including Luka and the Fire of Life; Grimus; Midnight''s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker); Shame; The Satanic Verses; Haroun and the Sea of Stories; The Moor''s Last Sigh; The Ground Beneath Her Feet; Fury;...
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Title:Luka And The Fire Of Life
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.15 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.15 X 0.6 in
Published:September 20, 2011
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780676977578

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