Topical and timely, Booker Prize–winning author Ben Okri’s new collection of short stories blurs parallel realities and walks the line between darkness and magic.
Playful, frightening, shocking--these stories from a writer at the height of his power will make you think, or make you laugh. Sometimes they’ll make you want to look away, but they will always hold your gaze.
These are stories set in London, in Byzantium, in the ghetto, in the Andes, and in a printer’s shop in Lagos. Characters include a murderer, a writer, a detective, a man in a cave, a man in a mirror, three little boys, a prison door, and the author himself.
Each one of these twenty-three stories will make you wonder if what you see in the world can really be all there is . . .
By Ben Okri. Hardcover. 216 pages. Published by Akashic Books, 2019.