From the Booker Prize-winning author comes the sparkling and lyrical predecessor to the bestselling The English Patient.
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.
Ondaatje writes in curves, in time-lapses, a sort of verbal cinema
whose narrative is unfaltering * Times *
A triumph . . . a powerful and revelatory accomplishment * Times Literary Supplement *
A magical book. Michael Ondaatje defies the normal distinction between poet and novelist. His writing is consistently tuned to a visionary pitch -- Graham Swift
A singular masterpiece -- Kamila Shamsie