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Author Salman Rushdie's Gradual Return to Normal Life

It's been almost six years since the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a death sentence against the author. Since then, Rushdie has lived in hiding, continuing to write and making a few semi-public appearances. His book, "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," published in 1990, was a fairy tale written for his son. His new book is collection of stories about the line that divides East and West, called "East, West."

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Other segments from the episode on January 25, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 25, 1995: Interview with Salman Rushdie; Review of Jack Fruchtman's book "Thomas Paine: Apostle of Freedom."

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