Astonishing the Gods

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Other Press (NY)
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4.96 X 7.4 X 0.63 inches | 0.39 pounds

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About the Author
Ben Okri is a playwright, poet, novelist, essayist, short-story writer, anthologist, and aphorist. He has also written film scripts. His works have won numerous national and international prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction. His books include the eco-fable Every Leaf a Hallelujah, the play Changing Destiny, the genre-bending climate fiction Tiger Work, the poetry collections A Fire in My Head and Mental Fight, and the novels Astonishing the Gods, The Last Gift of the Master Artists, and Dangerous Love. In 2023 he received a knighthood for services to literature.
"Amazing. I think this is as close as you can get to reliving the experience of a bedtime story." --The Guardian

"Illuminating...The episodic structure and beautiful poetic language perfectly complement the hero's journey. The narrative's kaleidoscopic nature has a transformative effect on the reader, making it deserving of a cult classic status." --Publishers Weekly

"This slim but heady allegorical fable...will doubtless appeal to many of the readers who have made Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist a perennial success...a sumptuous new wisdom text." --Library Journal

"Colorful and detailed yet somehow ethereal...a pithy allegorical novel about the power of the unseen." --Foreword Reviews

"A modern-day classic." --Evening Standard

"Beautiful. A new creation myth." --Daily Telegraph

"I just finished Ben Okri's Astonishing the Gods and, quite frankly, I was awed. What a strange, unique, and enchanting book it is." --Nick Cave, singer, songwriter, and coauthor of Faith, Hope and Carnage