Cover illustration for Luka and the Fire of Life
by Salman Rushdie, published by Random House (U.S.), November 2010.
The final jacket in its entirety is here:
Ink and Gouache (I'm afraid I've forgotten the dimensions and the original is still with the publisher).
Larger (please don't spirit it away!): [link]
Gold detail (photograph taken during progress): [link]
The front cover as appears on the actual book can be seen on Amazon: [link]
Or on Random House's own website: [link]
Alternatively, if anyone has seen the physical book itself, perhaps you would be so kind as to let me know what it's like. I still don't have my own copy and I long to see what became of the spine and back cover! I know that a few changes had to be made.
About the book itself on Mr. Rushdie's website: [link]
There are also about a hundred reviews of the book circulating the web at present, if anyone is interested. I myself highly recommend it. And if you have not yet read its predecessor, Haroun and the Sea of Stories
, then make haste!
Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and Random House, 2010