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Released: 1993-11-30

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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

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With unsettling beauty and intelligence, Michael Ondaatjecff0478#39;s ebooker Prize-winning novel strains the intersection of 4 damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa on the end of global battle II.The nurse Hana, exhausted by means of loss of life, obsessively tends to her last surviving affected individual. Caravaggio, the thief, makes an try to reimagine who he is, now that his palms are hopelessly maimed. The Indian sapper Kip searches for hidentityden bombs in a landscape where now not the rest is protected on the other hand himself. And on the center of his laby means ofrinth lies the English affected individual, anonymous and hidentityeously burned, an individual who is each and every a ridentitydle and a provocation to his partners—and whose memories of struggling, rescue, and betrayal do away with darkness from this eebook like flashes of warmth lightning.
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Haunting and harrowing, as surprising as it is demanding, The English affected individual tells the tale of the entanglement of 4 damaged lives in an Italian monastery as international battle II ends. The exhausted nurse, Hana; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by means of the ridentitydle of the English affected individual, the anonymous, burn sufferer who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of interest, betrayal, and rescue do away with darkness from this eebook like flashes of warmth lightning. In lyrical prose a professional by means of a poetic awareness, Michael Ondaatje weaves those characters together, pulls them tight, then unravels the threads with unsettling acumen.

A eebook that binds readers of important literature, The English affected individual garnered the ebooker Prize for author Ondaatje. The poet and novelist has additionally written inside the pores and pores and pores and skin of a Lion, Coming by means of Slaughter and The accumulated Works of Billy the kid; collections of poems, The Cinnamon Peeler and Therecff0478#39;s a Trick with a Knife Icff0478#39;m learning to Do; and a memoir, operating throughout the family.

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author: Michael Ondaatjewriter: antique ebooksBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: 305

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