A group of angry and ill-assorted people accept an invitation to make a journey to discover the real Arcadia.
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From Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: a voyage into the enduring myth of Arcadia and the mysterious painting it inspired.
A lyrical novel about art and enlightenment that takes the reader from Waterloo Station in London to Paris and a four hundred year old enigma, the painting by Nicolas Poussin known as ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’.
‘We never write the book we think we are writing. We never read the book we think we are reading’ BEN OKRI.
Ben Okri has published many books, including The Famished Road, which won the Booker Prize, and The Age of Magic. His work has been translated into 26 languages and won numerous international prizes. Born in Nigeria, he lives in London.