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Luka and the Fire of Life

(2010)
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A dazzling story told for the love of story by the greatest of storytellers gives us a novel of wisdom and pleasure for all ages, in which a young boy must battle his way through a dangerous world in order to save his father.

On a beautiful starry night in the city of Kahani in the land of Alifbay, a terrible thing happened: twelve-year-old Luka's storyteller father, Rashid, fell suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one could rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through The Magic World, encountering a slew of phantasmagorical obstacles along the way, to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task.

Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers with Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990). While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun's younger brother, is a gift for Salman's second son on the occasion of his twelfth birthday. Lyrically crafted and filled with frolicking wordplay, this is Salman Rushdie at his best.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A beautiful book... It's like a bridge built between generations, fabulous and strange and from the heart." - Neil Gaiman


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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Luka And The Fire Of Life (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0-606-23170-6 / 978-0-606-23170-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0-676-97756-1 / 978-0-676-97756-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life: A Novel
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0-679-46336-4 / 978-0-679-46336-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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September 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0-224-06162-3 / 978-0-224-06162-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0-09-942189-5 / 978-0-09-942189-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0-676-97757-X / 978-0-676-97757-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life: A Novel
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0-679-78347-4 / 978-0-679-78347-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0-09-955532-8 / 978-0-09-955532-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life: A Novel
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0-8129-8196-0 / 978-0-8129-8196-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House LCC US
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life-Jonathan Cape Ltd
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0-224-09021-6 / 978-0-224-09021-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Audio Editions

November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life (Recorded Books Unabridged)
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 1-4498-4316-6 / 978-1-4498-4316-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 1-4498-5476-1 / 978-1-4498-5476-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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November 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life: A Novel
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Publisher: Random House
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September 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
Author(s): Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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