In Arcadia by Ben Okri

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A group of angry and ill-assorted people accept an invitation to make a journey. Inspired by a painting and financed by a mysterious benefactor, they set off to discover the real Arcadia. Or what remains of it. Their journey begins in ignorance and chaos at Waterloo Station and takes them through superstition and myth to harmony. In the Louvre, in front of Poussin's masterpiece, they begin to understand.
 

About Ben Okri

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Ben Okri is the Booker Prize-winning author of The Famished Road. He is considered one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions. His other prizes and honors include the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, Guardian Fiction Prize, Order of the British Empire, and many more.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, UK. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction