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The Age of Magic - Ben Okri

The Age of Magic - Ben Okri
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Title: The Age of Magic

Author:  Ben Okri

ISBN:  9781784081478

Weight:  530g

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The Age of Magic by Ben Okri

‘The Age of Magic has begun.  Unveil your eyes.’

Eight weary film-makers, travelling from Paris to Basel, arrive at a small Swiss hotel on the shores of a luminous lake.  Above them, strewn with lights that twinkle in the darkness, looms the towering Rigi mountain.  Over the course of three days and two nights, the travellers will find themselves drawn in to the mystery of the mountain reflected in the lake.  One by one, they will be disturbed, enlightened, and transformed, each in a different way.

An intoxicating and dreamlike tale unfolds.  Allow yourself to be transformed.

Having shown a different way of seeing the world, Ben Okri now offers a different way of reading.

Peer & Press Reviews

Okri is incapable of writing a boring sentence.

Independent on Sunday

Part-narrative, part-philosophy, part-allegory…  this novel offers the reader not just a story, but a series of intriguing reflections and revelations on the mysterious blurring of the lines between life and death, illusion and reality and good and evil.

The Daily Mail

A dreamlike modern fairytale…  Strange and poetic.

The Times

Bibliographic Info

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Title: The Age of Magic
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Book features: Pale blue boards with purple text, purple endpapers and silver decorative head and tail bands.
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date:
Printed by: GGP Media GmbH, Poessneck, Germany
ISBN 13: 9781784081478
ISBN 10: 1784081477
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 286
Size (h x w x d): 191 x 134 x 27mm
Design Credits
Jacket design: Leo Nickolls

Collectors Notes & Author Links

  • Ben Okri has previously written nine novels, including The Famished Road, his 1991 Booker Prize winner.  The Age of Magic is his first new novel in seven years.
  • As well as novels, Ben also writes short stories and poetry.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to literature.
  • To find out more, you might like to visit Ben Okri’s website.  This is a rich source of info on his life, books and future projects.

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