Luka and the Fire of Life: A Novel, Export Edition (Mass Market)

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Rashid Khalifa, the legendary storyteller of Kahani, has fallen into a 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, Salman Rushdie’s Luka and the Fire of Life is a book for all ages.

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Rashid Khalifa, the legendary storyteller of Kahani, has fallen into a 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, Salman Rushdie’s Luka and the Fire of Life is a book for all ages.

More Information
ISBN 9780812981964
Length (cm) 11.0000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 18.0000
Publisher Random House
Publication Date Jun 1, 2011
Pages (number) 224
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Author Salman Rushdie
Signed No
Format Mass Market
Editorial Reviews

A celebration of storytelling, a possible prequel to the book Rushdie is said to be writing about his own enforced “slumber,” and a colorful, kick-up-your-heels delight."—Kirkus Review, starred review

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