Tiger Work: Poems, Stories and Essays About Climate Change (Hardcover)

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In this poignant, timely collection, the renowned Booker Prize–winning author evokes the magic of nature and the urgency of protecting our environment.

Twenty thousand years after a catastrophe wiped out the human race, visitors uncover their final messages scattered across the planet, in flooded cities and disintegrating books. These writings reveal the tragedies of people who continued to live as they always did—fearfully, selfishly—even as the end of their world loomed. 
    These haunting stories within a story, together with a powerful selection of poems, fables, and essays, are a necessary reminder of the beauty of the earth and the importance of addressing the climate crisis with clarity, artistry, and passion.

About the Author

Ben Okri is a poet, novelist, essayist, short-story writer, anthologist, aphorist, and playwright. He has also written film scripts. His works have won numerous national and international prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction. His books include the eco-fable Every Leaf a Hallelujah, poetry collection A Fire in My Head, and novels Astonishing the Gods and The Last Gift of the Master Artists, all published by Other Press in 2022.

Praise For…

Praise for Ben Okri:

“Okri is a master in knowing what is better left unsaid…each word chosen is vital.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

“Ben Okri is that rare thing, a literary and social visionary, a writer for whom all three—literature, culture, and vision—are profoundly interwoven.” —Ali Smith
“Fiction’s master of enchantments stares down a real horror, and without blinking or flinching, produces a work of beauty, grace, and uncommon power.” —Marlon James

“I love the mythical, fablelike quality of his stories. There is something very comforting and ancient about them.” —Alan Cumming

Product Details
ISBN: 9781635423365
ISBN-10: 1635423368
Publisher: Other Press
Publication Date: June 20th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English