The Famished Road: A Novel by Ben Okri

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The Famished Road: A Novel

'“A dazzling achievement for any writer in any language.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Dazzling, hypnotic . . . The Famished Road weaves the humblest detail with the most extravagant flight of fantasy to create an astonishing fictional tapestry.” —San Francisco Chronicle   “A mesmerizing vision of modern Nigeria . . . A quintessential African novel.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer   “A stunning work, suspenseful and haunting, the product of one of the lushest imaginations in the world.” —The Plain Dealer   “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.” —Linda Grant, TheIndependent on Sunday   “A brilliant read, unlike anything you have ever read before . . . The message is universal.” —The Times (London)   “Overwhelming . . . Just buy it for its beauty.” —New Statesman   “This is a book to generate apostles. People will be moved and, stars in their eyes, will pass on the word.” —Time Out London   “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   “Make no mistake. Okri, a Nigerian, is a genius who has written a book about a mystical world that many of us in the west cannot understand, but, at least, can appreciate.” —Charles Larson, CounterPunch  '
'“A dazzling achievement for any writer in any language.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Dazzling, hypnotic . . . The Famished Road weaves the humblest detail with the most extravagant flight of fantasy to create an astonishing fictional tapestry.” —San Francisco Chronicle   “A mesmerizing vision of modern Nigeria . . . A quintessential African novel.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer   “A stunning work, suspenseful and haunting, the product of one of the lushest imaginations in the world.” —The Plain Dealer   “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.” —Linda Grant, TheIndependent on Sunday   “A brilliant read, unlike anything you have ever read before . . . The message is universal.” —The Times (London)   “Overwhelming . . . Just buy it for its beauty.” —New Statesman   “This is a book to generate apostles. People will be moved and, stars in their eyes, will pass on the word.” —Time Out London   “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   “Make no mistake. Okri, a Nigerian, is a genius who has written a book about a mystical world that many of us in the west cannot understand, but, at least, can appreciate.” —Charles Larson, CounterPunch  '
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504040204 Pages: 504