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Anil's Ghost By Michael Ondaatje

Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje

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In his first novel since The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje displays again the richness of imagery and the keen emotional surety that are the hallmarks of his writing.

Anil's Ghost Summary

Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje

Anil's Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of the civil war. Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a young woman born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America who returns to Sri Lanka as a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human-rights group to investigate the organized murder campaigns engulfing the island. What follows is a story about love, about family, about identity, about the unknown enemy, about the quest to unlock the hidden past - a story propelled by a riveting mystery.

`This is why I read, this is why literature matters, this, in short, is IT! . . . By the closing pages Anil's Ghost has come as close to a holy book as a novel should' Independent

`This work of "fiction" will endure as a history of these times showing us how we may face even the most extreme actions of our civilization through wise, compassionate re-creation' Sunday Times, Sri Lanka

`It is Ondaatje's extraordinary achievement to use magic in order to make the blood of his own country real . . . Nowhere has he written more beautifully' New York Times Book Review

`A truly wondrous book . . . I was enthralled as I have not been since The English Patient' Ariel Dorfman, author of Death and the Maiden

Anil's Ghost Reviews

When forensic anthropologist Anil Tissera returns to Sri Lanka she finds the country ravaged by civil war. She has been sent there to investigate the organised murder campaigns that have engulfed the island and what follows is a story of love, family and identity and a quest to unlock the hidden past. Superb reviews for this new novel by the author of the Booker Prize winning The English Patient.

About Michael Ondaatje

Booker Prize-winning novelist Michael Ondaatje is the author of many collections of poetry and several books of fiction, including In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient. He and his wife live in Toronto.

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Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
Winner of Irish Times Literary Prize,International Fiction 2001 Winner of Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize - Fiction 2000
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