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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid Lib/E

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid Lib/E

by Michael Ondaatje

CD-Audio Publication Date: 01/07/2012

 
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient comes a visionary novel about an icon of American violence. William Bonney a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain nineteen more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid," bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint. Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels and his own fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje imagines Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880s New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.
ISBN:
9781433289491
9781433289491
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
01-07-2012
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
147x132x20mm
Weight:
0.16kg
Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje is the author of several novels, as well as a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and several books of poetry.

Among his many Canadian and international recognitions, his novel The English Patient won the Man Booker Prize, and was adapted into a multi-award winning Oscar movie; and Anil’s Ghost won the Giller Prize, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and the Prix Médicis.

Born in Sri Lanka, Michael Ondaatje lives in Toronto.

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