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Series: Vintage International Ser.
Category: Fiction / Historical/Fiction / War & Military/
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Release Date: 11/30/1993
Synopsis: With unsettling beauty and intelligence, Michael Ondaatjes Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II. The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last surviving patient. Caravaggio, the thief, tries to reimagine who he is, now that his hands are hopelessly maimed. The Indian sapper Kip searches for hidden bombs in a landscape where nothing is safe but himself. And at the center of his labyrinth lies the English patient, nameless and hideously burned, a man who is both a riddle and a provocation to his companionsand whose memories of suffering, rescue, and betrayal illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning.
Awards: American Library Association Notable Books – null Governor Generals Literary Awards – null Man Booker Prize for Fiction – null Trillium Book Award – null
Height: 0.64 inches
Width: 5.14 inches
Length: 8.02 inches
Weight: 8.11 oz