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The Famished Road

Ben Okri

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Published by Vintage, part of Vintage Publishing

Format: Paperback

£9.99

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EAN: 9780099929307
Published: 1 Apr 2010

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Synopsis

Azaro is a spirit child who is born only to live for a short while before returning to the idyllic world of his spirit companions. Now he has chosen to stay in the world of the living. This is his story.

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What the critics say

Overwhelming - just buy it for its beauty
- New Statesman

A brilliant read, unlike anything you have ever read before...the message is universal
- The Times

It is a rich, provocative and hopeful vision of the world, stuffed full of drama and surprise-its literary lineage - the ease with which spirits move through every day life - is from ancient Greece and medieval romances
- Independent

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

About the Author

Ben Okri's books have won several awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Africa, the Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the prestigious International Literary Prize Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore 1993. The Famished Road won the Booker Prize in 1991. He was born in Minna, Nigeria.

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