Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 978-0-394-28013-4 (0-394-28013-X)
Pub Date: August 27, 1993
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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. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal,and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening.Awards
WINNER 1992 - Man Booker Prize
WINNER 1992 - Governor General's Literary Awards - Fiction
WINNER 1993 - Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award - Author of the Year
Michael Ondaatje is a novelist and poet who lives in Toronto, Canada. He is the author of In The Skin of a Lion, Coming Through Slaughter, and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid; two collections of poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do; and a memoir, Running in the Family. He received the Booker Prize and the Governor General's Award in Canada for The English Patient.
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