The Story of Gilgamesh

Yiyun Li
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104 pp

Published 13/03/2014

ISBN 9781782690238

The oldest written story on Earth, retold for children
"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 ...