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published: Aug 1993
ISBN:9780394280134
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada

The English Patient

by Michael Ondaatje

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5 of 5
3 ratings
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rated!
list price: $21.00
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
category: Fiction
published: Aug 1993
ISBN:9780394280134
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada
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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.

About the Author
Michael Ondaatje is the author of such award-winning novels as In the Skin of a Lion and Anil's Ghost, which won both the Giller and the Governor General's Award in 2000. In 1996, his Booker Prize-winning novel, The English Patient, was adapted for film, eventually winning nine Academy Awards. Born in Sri Lanka (when it was still called Ceylon) and educated in England, Ondaatje moved to Canada in 1962. He lives in Toronto with his wife, novelist Linda Spalding.
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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; 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.

Awards
  • Winner, Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award - Author of the Year
  • Winner, Man Booker Prize
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Awards - Fiction

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