The Story of Gilgamesh (Save the Story #7) (Hardcover)

The Story of Gilgamesh (Save the Story #7) By Yiyun Li, Marco Lorenzetti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yiyun Li, Marco Lorenzetti (Illustrator)
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"A real friend is a companion for your heart."

Godlike Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, has built a beautiful city, but is also a terrible tyrant. In answer to the prayers of his oppressed citizens, the gods create Enkidu, a wild man whose destiny is to first fight Gilgamesh, and then become his life-long friend. They embark on adventures together, but when they - together - kill the Bull of Heaven, Enkidu must pay the ultimate price. In his grief and fear of his own death, Gilgamesh goes on a journey to discover the secret to immortality ...

Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed."

About the Author

Yiyun Li (b. 1972) is a prize-winning short story writer and novelist, named by the New Yorker as one of the best US writers under 40. Translated into more than 20 languages, she has won numerous prizes, including the Guardian First Book Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the California Book Award and the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. She lives and teaches in California.

Marco Lorenzetti was born in the Italian region of Marche. He has loved drawing since he was a child, and at school his favourite subjects were Art, History and Mythology. In 2010 he attained a "Master Ars in Fabula" in Illustration from Macerata. For "Save the Story" he has also illustrated The Story of the Betrothed by Umberto Eco. He lives and works in Ancona.

Praise For…

'Gripped from page one, I found it impossible to put down' Guardian Children's Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781782690238
ISBN-10: 1782690239
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Publication Date: December 6th, 2016
Pages: 104
Language: English
Series: Save the Story