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Salman Rushdie on Luka and the Fire of Life

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Salman Rushdie on Luka and the Fire of Life
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Salman Rushdie reads from his newest novel, emLuka and the Fire of Lifeem, a follow-up to the much beloved emHaroun and the Sea of Storiesem. This 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.moreless

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