By (author) Michael Ondaatje
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Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
Book DescriptionIt is the 1970s in Northern California. A farmer and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work the land with the help of Coop, the enigmatic young man who lives with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until they are riven by an incident of violence - of both hand and heart - that 'sets fire to the rest of their lives'. Anna will come to rest in the calming landscape of south-central France. There, she delves into the story of a writer who, decades earlier, lived in the isolated house she now occupies - a story that circles around the 'raw truth' of her own life, the one she's left behind but can never truly leave. And while Anna's story lies at the heart of the novel, the narrative sweeps across the terrain of the lives of Coop and Claire as well, each of them managing to find some foothold in a present rough-hewn from the past. This is a story of possession and loss, about the often discordant demands of family, love, and memory. Written in the sensuous prose for which Michael Ondaatje's fiction is celebrated, Divisadero is the work of a master story-teller.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747589242
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 19-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Ondaatje
Cat's Table, Paperback (July 2012)
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England - a 'castle that was to cross the sea'. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys become involved in the worlds and stories of the adults around them, tumbling from one adventure and to another.
Handwriting, Paperback (September 2011)» View all books by Michael Ondaatje
An elegy for lost childhood, for a culture and language lost to the turmoil of history, and it is also a glimpse of the source of the writer's delicate, mysterious imagination. By focussing on writing about beautiful things, it takes the poems beyond narrative to these sensual images - given to us in a language that is cursive and exquisite.
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Author Biography - Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje is the author of four previous novels, a memoir, a non-fiction book on film and several books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize; another of his novels, Anil's Ghost, won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Prix Medicis. Born in Sri Lanka, he now lives in Toronto.
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