Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje
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Running in the Family
By Michael Ondaatje

Running in the Family

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Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje

Book Description

In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679746690
ISBN-10: 0679746692
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 14mm)
Pages: 207
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1920
Country of Publication: United States

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Cat's Table by 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.

English Patient by Michael Ondaatje English Patient, Hardback (September 2011)

Hana, a Canadian nurse, exhausted by death, and grieving for her own dead father; the maimed thief-turned-Allied-agent, Caravaggio; Kip, the emotionally detached Indian sapper - each is haunted in different ways by the man they know only as the English patient, a nameless burn victim who lies in an upstairs room.

Handwriting by Michael Ondaatje Handwriting, Paperback (September 2011)

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 three previous novels, a memoir and eleven books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize. Born in Sri Lanka, he moved to Canada in 1962 and now lives in Toronto.

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