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The Famished Road

The Famished Road

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Written by Ben OkriAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ben Okri

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: May 1, 1993
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-42513-1 (0-385-42513-9)
about this book

Winner of the 1991 Booker Prize. Set in the ghetto of an African city during British colonial rule, this rich, phantasmagorical novel follows Azaro, a "spirit-child" who has reneged on a pact with the spirit world.

"A dazzling achievement for any writer in any language."
The New York Times Book Review

"A masterpiece if one ever existed."
The Boston Globe

"Dazzling, hypnotic...a true feast for the word hungry."
San Francisco Chronicle