Azaro is a spirit child who is born only to live for a short while before returning to the idyllic world of his spirit companions. Now he has chosen to stay in the world of the living. This is his story.
“Overwhelming – just buy it for its beauty” – New Statesman
“A brilliant read, unlike anything you have ever read before…the message is universal” – The Times
“It is a rich, provocative and hopeful vision of the world, stuffed full of drama and surprise-its literary lineage – the ease with which spirits move through every day life – is from ancient Greece and medieval romances” – Independent
“Okri is incapable of writing a boring sentence. As one startling image follows the next, The Famished Road begins to read like an epic poem that happens to touch down just this side of prose… When I finished the book and went outside, it was as if all the trees of South London had angels sitting in them” – Linda Grant, Independent on Sunday