The English Patient (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 6, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
33 Reviews
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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User Review  - Sonia Gomes - Goodreads

You feel the desert, you taste the hot desert breeze, you see those strange patterns on the timeless sands of the desert, how I longed for water on my lips but it eluded me, I was there amid those ... Read full review

didnt quite like it...

User Review  - Wasif-ur Rahman - Flipkart

this book may be prize winning... but it contains too much of literature and the story is quite complicated... didn't quite enjoy it.. Read full review

Contents

Sometime a Fire
67
Katharine
147
v111 The Holy Forest
205
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About the author (2011)

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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