Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Salman Rushdie)

If you haven’t read Rushdie, you’re missing out — his controversial The Satanic Verses remains one of my favourite books, and Haroun is something of a companion piece in a strange way. Written while Rushdie was in hiding, and separated from his son Zafar, Haroun is essentially a children’s fantasy that is also an allegory for Rushdie’s condemnation through fatwa by the Ayatollah Khomeini. A fun, stirring testament to the power of stories, especially delightful to read aloud.

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