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Michael Ondaatje is the author of three previous novels, a memoir and eleven books of poetry. His novel The English Patient
won the Booker Prize. Born in Sri Lanka, he moved to Canada in 1962 and now lives in Toronto.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In modern day Sri Lanka, Anil Tissera is a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island. Bodies and skeletons are discovered. What follows is a story about family, identity, and the unknown enemy, about the quest to unlock the hidden past--all propelled by a spellbinding mystery.
With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize winning