Haroun and the Sea of Stories

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Granta Books, 1990 - Fiction - 218 pages
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Haroun's father is the greatest of all storyletters. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins.

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A quick read with lots of memorable imagery. - Goodreads
It is a cautionary tale about the loss of storytelling. - Goodreads
It also has a lovely, emotional fairy-tale like ending. - Goodreads

Review: Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Khalifa Brothers #1)

User Review  - Ana - Goodreads

about halway through the book, i realised it reminded me of something. but i couldn't put my finger on it. a very annoying feeling, it really is, to feel like you've read something that sorta kinda ... Read full review

Review: Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Khalifa Brothers #1)

User Review  - Nora Ghenciulescu - Goodreads

It's a story about a beloved storyteller an his son, Haroun. They live in ,,The Sad City" ,a city that has forgotten its own name out of sadness. One day Harouns mom runs away with Mr. Sengupta, and ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Salman Rushdie was born in India, raised in Pakistan, and educated in England, where he now lives. His Rabelaisian skill for telling stories teeming with fantasy and history, and the virtuosity of his style, with its sly transliterations of Indo-English idioms, won him a delighted audience with the publication of Midnight's Children in 1980. However, it was the urgency with which he returned to the lands of his birth and childhood to write of a world where politics and the individual are inseparably connected that won him wide acclaim as a brilliant new novelist and intellectual. He manages to stand both inside and outside the world of developing nations and tell their stories. His fantastical retelling of the story of Islam set in a London peopled by immigrants from around the world, The Satanic Verses (1988), is his last full-length novel: its publication raised the anger of Muslims in Britain, South Asia, and the Middle East who asked that the novel be banned. In February 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini decreed a fatwa pronouncing the death sentence on him, and Rushdie has since lived in hiding. Subsequently, he offered several published explanations and apologies to Muslims (collected in Imaginary Homelands, 1991), and he also wrote a children's story, Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990). In 2006, Rushdie joined the Emory University faculty as Distinguished Writer in Residence for one month a year for the next five years. Rushdie was awarded a knighthood for services to literature in the Queen's Birthday Honours on 16 June, 2007.

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