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The English Patient (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780307700872
ISBN10: 0307700879
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Michael Ondaatje’s Booker Prize–winning best seller lyrically portrays the convergence of four damaged lives in a bomb-riddled Italian villa in the last days of the war. Hana, the grieving nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the emotionally detached Indian sapper, Kip—each is haunted in different ways by the riddle of the man they know only as the English patient, a nameless burn victim who lies swathed in bandages in an upstairs room. It is this man’s incandescent memories—of the bleak North African desert, of explorers’ caves and Bedouin tribesmen,

of forbidden love, and of annihilating anger—that illuminate the story, and the consequences of the mysteries they reveal radiate outward in shock waves that leave all the characters forever changed.

About the Author

Michael Ondaatje is a novelist and poet who lives in Toronto, Canada. He is the author of In The Skin of a Lion, Coming Through Slaughter, and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid; two collections of poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do; and a memoir, Running in the Family. He received the Booker Prize and the Governor General's Award in Canada for The English Patient.

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Bethany Dotson, November 2, 2012 (view all comments by Bethany Dotson)
I have so much love for this book. The writing is just gorgeous--lyrical and evocative.

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“She entered the story knowing she would emerge from it feeling she had been immersed in the lives of others, in plots that stretched back twenty years, her body full of sentences and moments, as if awaking from sleep with a heaviness caused by unremembered dreams.”


I rest my case.
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alandaniel09, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by alandaniel09)
I loved this book so much that I squatted on a crowded street corner in Hong Kong at night next to a streetlight so I could finish it before I got into a cab and went home from the airport. True story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307700872
Author:
Ondaatje, Michael
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Iyer, Pico
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;wwii;novel;historical fiction;italy;war;canadian;romance;booker prize;literature;20th century;love;africa;egypt;canadian literature;canada;desert;historical;movie;literary fiction;history;booker prize winner;contemporary;1990s;contemporary fiction
Subject:
fiction;wwii;novel;historical fiction;italy;war;canadian;romance;booker prize;literature;20th century;love;africa;egypt;canadian literature;canada;desert;historical;movie;literary fiction;history;booker prize winner;contemporary;1990s;contemporary fiction
Subject:
fiction;wwii;novel;historical fiction;italy;war;canadian;romance;booker prize;literature;20th century;love;africa;egypt;canadian literature;canada;desert;historical;movie;literary fiction;history;booker prize winner;contemporary;1990s;contemporary fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20111004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.32 x 5.24 x 0.89 in 0.94 lb

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