Ben Okri
The Famished Road: A Novel (The Famished Road Trilogy Book 1)

The Famished Road: A Novel (The Famished Road Trilogy Book 1)

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James Mustich recommends this in his 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die for fans of Life of Pi. From the publisher: "Azaro is a spirit child, an abiku, existing, according to the African tradition, between life and death. Born into the human world, he must experience its joys and tragedies. His spirit companions come to him often, hounding him to leave his mortal world and join them in their idyllic one. Azaro foresees a trying life ahead, but he is born smiling. A transformative story for all ages and all times, it means many things to many people. Few contemporary novels have aroused as much passion as this one."

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