Paperback Astonishing the gods / Ben Okri.
Publication year: 2014
Edition: New edition.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784082550 (pbk.) :
This edition originally published: London: Phoenix House, 1995.
A young man is transported to an enchanted isle in a quest to discover the secrets of visibility. He finds himself amidst a society of invisible beings who have built a utopia based on a single law - 'every experience is repeated or suffered till you experience it properly and fully for the first time'. Selected as one of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World'. From Booker Prize winner Ben Okri, a deceptively simple modern fable with an ancient origin. A young man finds himself living among invisible beings who have built a utopia based on one principle: that we must repeat or suffer every experience until we experience it properly and fully for the first time.'A modern day classic' Evening Standard'Beautiful. A new creation myth' Daily Telegraph'Amazing. I think this is as close as you can get to reliving the experience of a bedtime story' Guardian
viii, 160 pages ; 20 cm