cover image Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Salman Rushdie. Penguin Books, $15 (224pp) ISBN 978-0-14-015737-6

In a contemporary fable filled with riotous verbal pranks, Haroun, who unintentionally stopped time when he froze his father's esteemed storytelling ability, seeks to undo his error on a quest through a magical realm. ``As eloquent a defense of art as any Renaissance treatise . . . saturated with the hyperreal color of such classic fantasies as The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland ,'' said PW. (Nov.)