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The English patient, Michael Ondaatje ; with an introduction by Pico Iyer

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The English patient
Title
The English patient
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ondaatje ; with an introduction by Pico Iyer
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the final days of World War II, four damaged lives converge in an abandoned Italian villa that is riddled with undetonated bombs the Germans have left behind and with the potentially explosive secrets of its current inhabitants. Hana, a grieving Canadian nurse; Caravaggio, a maimed former thief; and Kip, an emotionally detached Indian sapper--all three are haunted in different ways by the man they know as 'the English patient,' a nameless burn victim who lies in an upstairs room. It is this man's incandescent memories--of the bleak North African desert, of explorers' caves and Bedouin tribesmen, of forbidden love, and of annihilating anger--that illuminate the story, and the consequences of the mysteries they reveal radiate outward in shock waves that leave all the characters forever changed"--Dust jacket flap
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Summary
Four damaged lives converge in a bomb-riddled Italian villa in the last days of the war. A grieving nurse, a maimed thief, an emotionally detached Indian sapper are each haunted in a different ways by the riddle of the man they know only as the English patient. A nameless burn victim who lies swathed in bandages in an upstairs room shares his memories of the bleak North African desert, explorers' caves and Bedouin tribesmen, forbidden love, and of annihilating anger. The consequences of the mysteries they reveal leave all the characters forever changed.
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Award
  • Booker Prize, 1992.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 1993.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 1992.
  • Trillium Book Award, 1992.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
048106
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Series statement
Everyman's library
Target audience
adult
Label
The English patient, Michael Ondaatje ; with an introduction by Pico Iyer
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 1992 in the US by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, and in the UK by Bloomsbury Publishing plc, London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xv)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
699763922
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780307700872
Lccn
2011021504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)699763922
Label
The English patient, Michael Ondaatje ; with an introduction by Pico Iyer
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 1992 in the US by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, and in the UK by Bloomsbury Publishing plc, London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xv)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
699763922
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780307700872
Lccn
2011021504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)699763922

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