The English Patient

The English Patient 1

Winner of the 50th Anniversary Golden Man Booker Prize

by Michael Ondaatje

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/11/2017

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**Winner of the 50th Anniversary Golden Man Booker Prize**

A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The English Patient, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list

A small cargo plane will come down to land, slipping from the level of the horizon. It tips its wings within desert light and then sound stops, it drifts to earth.The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian villa Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories.

The only clue Hana has to unlocking his past is the one thing he clung on to through the fire - a copy of The Histories by Herodotus, covered with hand-written notes detailing a tragic love affair.

ISBN:
9781408891346
Category:
War & combat fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-11-2017
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
197.99x129.01mm
Weight:
0.33kg
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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  • Thought-provoking

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    Thoroughly enjoyed this chance to read about four different perspectives of surviving WWII, from the relatively calm setting of a bombed Italian villa at the end of the war. The four central characters of the English patient, his Canadian nurse, the Indian sapper and the spy are slowly given extra depth and richness as they navigate the damaging effects of the war and personal traumas and come to a tenuous understanding of each other.