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
Head of Zeus * Fiction
09 Oct 2014 * 176pp * £4.99 * 9781784081836
'A modern-day classic'
'Beautiful. A new creation myth'
'Amazing. I think this is as close as you can get to reliving the experience of a bedtime story'
'Genuinely fresh insight ... the invisibility theme is a good one, for the multiple associations it carries, especially for an African writer'
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 awards over the years, including the Booker Prize for Fiction, and is also an acclaimed essayist, playwright, and poet. In 2019 Astonishing the Gods was named as one of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World'.
ALSO BY Ben Okri