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Prayer for the Living
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Prayer for the Living (Hardback)

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Topical and timely, Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri's new collection of short stories blur parallel realities and walk the line between darkness and magic. Is what you see all there is? Look again.



Playful, frightening, even shocking - the stories in this collection blur the lines between illusion and reality. This is a writer at the height of his power, making the reader think, making them laugh, and sometimes making them want to look away while holding their gaze.



Stories here are set in London, in Byzantium, in the ghetto, in the Andes, in a printer's shop in Spain. The characters include a murderer, a writer, a detective, a man in a cave, a man in a mirror, two little boys, a prison door, and the author himself.



There are twenty-three stories in all. Each one will make you wonder if what you see in the world is all there is...

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Head of Zeus Publication Date: 03/10/2019 ISBN-13: 9781789544596  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ben Okri was born in Minna, Nigeria. His childhood was divided between Nigeria, where he saw first hand the consequences of war, and London. He has won many prizes over the years for his fiction, and is also an acclaimed essayist, playwright, and poet. His novel The Freedom Artist was published by Head of Zeus in 2019.

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