Publication Date: 07/10/2021 ISBN: 9781529114911 Category:

The Famished Road

Ben Okri

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 07/10/2021 ISBN: 9781529114911 Category:
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Journey between the land of the Living and the spirit world in this magical Booker Prize-winning novel

‘So long as we are alive, so long as we feel, so long as we love, everything in us is an energy we can use’

Azaro, is a spirit child, who in many traditions of Nigeria exists between life and death. Born into a difficult world, Azaro awakens with a smile on his face. Despite belonging to a spirit world made of enchantment, where there is no suffering, Azaro chooses to stay in the land of the Living: to feel it, endure it, know it and love it. This is his story.

‘In a magnificent feat of sustained imaginative writing, Okri spins a tale that is epic and intimate at the same time. The Famished Road rekindled my sense of wonder. It made me, at age 50, look at the world through the wide eyes of a child’ Michael Palin

‘This is a book to generate apostles. People will be moved and, with stars in their eyes, will pass on the word’ Time Out

‘Ben Okri is incapable of writing a boring sentence’ Independent on Sunday

Publisher Review

This is a book to generate apostles. People will be moved and, with stars in their eyes, will pass on the word * Time Out * Okri is incapable of writing a boring sentence. As one startling image follows the next, The Famished Road begins to read like an epic poem that happens to touch down just this side of prose... When I finished the book and went outside, it was as if all the trees of South London had angels sitting in them * Independent on Sunday * In a magnificent feat of sustained imaginative writing, Okri spins a tale that is epic and intimate at the same time. The Famished Road rekindled my sense of wonder. It made me, at age 50, look at the world through the wide eyes of a child Overwhelming - just buy it for its beauty * New Statesman * The Famished Road is a masterpiece if one ever existed * Boston Sunday Globe *

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