The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

Set in Tuscany
World War II
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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’; three collections of poems, ‘The Cinnamon Peeler’, ‘Secular Love’, and ‘There’s a Trick with a Knife I’m Learning to Do’; and a memoir, ‘Running in the Family’. He received the Booker Prize for ‘The English Patient’

Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient

JACKET NOTES:  With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal,and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening.
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