Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a 1990 children's book by Salman Rushdie. It was Rushdie's first novel after The Satanic Verses. It is a phantasmagorical story set in a city so old and ruinous that it has forgotten its name. Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an allegory for several problems existing in society today, especially in India and the Indian subcontinent. It looks at these problems from the viewpoint of the young protagonist Haroun. It is also interesting to note that Rushdie dedicated this book to his son, Zafar Rushdie, from whom he was separated for some time.
The 1220th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 70th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
- - 94th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)