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The English Patient (Special Edition) by [Ondaatje, Michael]
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Haunting and harrowing, as beautiful as it is disturbing, The English Patient tells the story of the entanglement of four damaged lives in an Italian monastery as World War II ends. The exhausted nurse, Hana; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burn victim who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning. In lyrical prose informed by a poetic consciousness, Michael Ondaatje weaves these characters together, pulls them tight, then unravels the threads with unsettling acumen.

A book that binds readers of great literature, The English Patient garnered the Booker Prize for author Ondaatje. The poet and novelist has also written In the Skin of a Lion, Coming Through Slaughter and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid; two collections of poems, The Cinnamon Peeler and There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do; and a memoir, Running in the Family.

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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje wears the triple crown: it is profound, beautiful and heart-quickening.”
–Toni Morrison

“There are books that change the shape of literature.…The English Patient is such a book.”
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“A magic carpet ride of a novel that soars across worlds and times.…A rare and spellbinding net of dreams.”
–Pico Iyer, Time

“An exotic, consuming, and richly inspired novel of passion.”
–Richard Ford

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1864 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; 1 edition (3 January 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LE90ZC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,348 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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