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The English Patient by Ondaatje, Michael

The English Patient


Michael Ondaatje

With unsettling beauty and intelligence, this Golden Man 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 companions--and whose memories of suffering, rescue, and betrayal illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning.

Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 11/30/1993
ISBN: 9780679745204
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.20w x 0.66d
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee
Award: Man Booker Prize - Winner

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 10/25/1993

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 45279 / English Patient
Reading Level: 6.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 14