A beautiful hardcover Contemporary Classics edition of Nigerian author Ben Okri's 1991 Booker Prize-winning novel, a masterpiece of magical realism narrated by an African spirit-child
A beautiful hardcover Contemporary Classics edition of Nigerian author Ben Okri's lushly imaginative novel, which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1991.
The narrator of The Famished Road
is a spirit-child who exists between life and death, destined to an endless cycle of death and rebirth. But this time, born with a smile on his face, Azaro begins to fall in love with life and to rebel against his fate. The story the child tells flows between the difficulties of the land of the living and the carefree world of spirits. Okri infuses a vivid portrait of an unnamed West African country with the rich traditions of African mythology and the result is a powerfully haunting masterpiece.