Divisadero

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 29, 2007 - Fiction - 152 pages
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From the celebrated author of The English Patient and Anil's Ghost comes a remarkable, intimate novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time. In the 1970s in Northern California a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is shattered by an incident of violence that sets fire to the rest of their lives. Divisadero takes us from San Francisco to the raucous backrooms of Nevada's casinos and eventually to the landscape of southern France. As the narrative moves back and forth through time and place, we find each of the characters trying to find some foothold in a present shadowed by the past.


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Divisadero

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Both beautiful and baffling, Ondaatje's most recent novel (after 2000'sAnil's Ghost ) opens with the portrait of a complex family suddenly imploding in the Northern California wilderness. Anna and ... Read full review

good read

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not his best work, but a good read. his early work is still the best. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Michael Ondaatje is the author of four previous novels, a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, 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.


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