Books by Michael Ondaatje (8)


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Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize—winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing emotional truth that we have come to know as the hallmarks of his writing. Anil’s Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war. Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a young woman born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, who returns to her homeland as a forensic anthropolog... continue

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El Fantasma de Anil by Michael Ondaatje ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Sri Lanka, finales de los años 80. La situación de inestabilidad y caos social se recrudece. Dos son los personajes que protagonizan nuestra aventura. Anil, médico forense que debe hacer un informe para las Naciones Unidas y Sarath, un arqueólogo que colabora con ella. Ambos irán tomando conciencia de la catástrofe que vive aquel distante país. Desaparecidos, asesinatos, fosas comunes ... La pareja se dará cuenta de cuán peligrosa podría resultar la curiosidad en un territorio donde reina la anarquía. Lo que suceda aquí les cambiará la vida. Ésta es una novela política que logra retratar con f... continue

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El Paciente Ingles by Michael Ondaatje ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
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. Each is haunted by the riddle of the fourth member, an English patient -- a nameless, burned man whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening.

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In the Skin of a Lion : A Novel by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.

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Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 3.5 (3 votes)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.

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The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England - a 'castle that was to cross the sea'. At mealtimes, he is placed at the lowly 'Cat's Table' with an eccentric group of grown-ups and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys become involved in the worlds and stories of the adults around them, tumbling from one adventure and delicious discovery to another, 'bursting all over the place like freed mercury'. And at night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner - his... continue

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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 3 (5 votes)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
BOOKER PRIZE WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Warlight traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II. “A rare spellbinding web of dreams.” —Time The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last surviving patient. Caravaggio, the thief, tries to reimagine who he is, now that his hands are hopelessly maimed. The Indian sapper Kip searches for hidden bombs in a landscape where nothing is safe but himself. And at the center of his labyrinth lies the English patient, nameless and hideously burned, a ma... continue

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje EN

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Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - at once both shadowed and luminous - Warlightis a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends- men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, a... continue