The English Patient
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"Hana, the Canadian nurse exhausted by death and grieving for her own dead father; Caravaggio, the maimed thief-turned-Allied-agent; 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. His extraordinary knowledge and morphine-induced memories of the North African desert, of explorers and tribes, of history and cartography; and also of forbidden love, suffering and betrayal illuminate the story, and leave all the characters for ever changed."
The book of the Oscar-winning film by Anthony Minghella, starring Kristen Scott-Thomas and Ralph Fiennes Published for the first time in Bloomsbury Paperbacks Also released in 2004 are 3 other titles by Michael Ondaatje, and the audio of The English Patient read by Ralph Fiennes
Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 1992
Winner of the Golden Man Booker Award in 2018, celebrating 50 years of the Man Booker Literary Award.
'One of the most innovative and liberating writers of our time' Guardian 'Magnificent ... A wise and graceful book about history itself' Sunday Times 'The best piece of fiction in English I've read in years' Independent on Sunday 'Ondaatje has now written the extraordinary novel we have been awaiting from him: THE ENGLISH PATIENT is a masterpiece' Financial Times
Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka and lives in Toronto. The English Patient won the Booker Prize in 1992 and was made into an Oscar-winning film directed by Anthony Minghella.