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Author Okri, Ben.

Title Prayer for the Living

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2021].
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 Nichols Adult Fiction  F OKRI    AVAILABLE
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Description 214 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Boko Haram (1) -- Prayer for the living -- An Inca elegy -- A sinsister perfection -- Ancient ties of karma -- Dreaming of Byzantium -- The canopy -- In the Ghetto -- Hail -- Mysteries -- Tulips -- The lie -- Boko Haram (2) -- The master's mirror -- The Standeruppers -- Alternative realities are true -- The story in the next room -- The overtaker -- Raft -- The secret history of a door -- The offering -- Don Ki-Otah and the ambiguity of reading -- Boko Haram (3) -- A street -- All we do (poem).
Summary "Okri's new collection of short stories blur parallel realities and walk the line between darkness and magic. Is what you see all there is? Look again. 0Playful, frightening, even shocking - the stories in this collection blur the lines between illusion and reality. This is a writer at the height of his power, making the reader think, making them laugh, and sometimes making them want to look away while holding their gaze. Stories here are set in London, in Byzantium, in the ghetto, in the Andes, in a printer's shop in Spain. The characters include a murderer, a writer, a detective, a man in a cave, a man in a mirror, two little boys, a prison door, and the author himself. There are twenty-three stories in all. Each one will make you wonder if what you see in the world is all there is."-- Publisher.
Subject Magic -- Fiction.
Mixed reality -- Fiction.
Murderers -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
Genre Mystery fiction.
Short stories.
ISBN 9781617758638
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