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Prayer for the Living

Paperback edition released 06/08/2020

by Ben Okri

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Prayer for the Living Synopsis

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...

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781789544619
Publication date: 6th August 2020
Author: Ben Okri
Publisher: Apollo an imprint of Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction

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About Ben Okri

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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