The third book in the epic trilogy published for the first time in Vintage
Ben Okri has published many books, including The Famished Road, which won the Booker Prize in1991, Songs of Enchantment, Astonishing the Gods, Dangerous Love and In Arcadia. He has also published two books of poems, Mental Flight and An African Elegy, and a collection of non-fiction, A Way of Being Free.He has been a Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2000 he was awarded an OBE for services to literature. Ben Okri was born in Minna, Nigeria and lives in London.
"His most apocalyptic, explosive vision yet" * Scotsman *
"A novel of paradoxes and impossibilities, conceived poetically and carrying readers along as though on a fast-flowing stream...I admire it hugely" * Literary Review *
"A potent combination of political, metaphorical and mythical storytelling...pure celebration" * Scotsman *
"A deliberate and important piece of writing" * Times Literary Supplement *
"Okri's writing is hailed for its intelligent, tenderness, poeticism and luminosity" * Financial Times *