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The English Patient

The English Patient

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Written by Michael OndaatjeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Ondaatje
Introduction by Pico IyerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Pico Iyer

  • Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
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  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • On Sale: October 4, 2011
  • Price: $24.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-70087-2 (0-307-70087-9)
about this book

Michael Ondaatje’s Booker Prize–winning best seller lyrically portrays the convergence of four damaged lives in a bomb-riddled Italian villa in the last days of the war. Hana, the grieving nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the emotionally detached Indian sapper, Kip—each is haunted in different ways by the riddle of the man they know only as the English patient, a nameless burn victim who lies swathed in bandages in an upstairs room. It is this man’s incandescent memories—of the bleak North African desert, of explorers’ caves and Bedouin tribesmen,
of forbidden love, and of annihilating anger—that illuminate the story, and the consequences of the mysteries they reveal radiate outward in shock waves that leave all the characters forever changed.

“A rare and spellbinding web of dreams.” —Time

“Sensuous, mysterious, rhapsodic . . . It transports the reader to another world.” —San Francisco Chronicle