First Canadian (and true first) Edition (first printing). The fourth novel by the author of THE ENGLISH PATIENT, a literary spellbinder set in the island nation of Sri Lanka. Shortlisted for the Trillium Award and the Governor Generals Award in Canada. Fine/Fine. Signed by Ondaatje on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : A novel by the Booker Prize-Winning author of "The English Patient". The result is a disturbing and timeless revelatory journey.
Review: In his Booker Prize-winning third novel, The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje explored the nature of love and betrayal in wartime. His fourth, Anil's Ghost, is also set during a war, but unlike in World War II, the enemy is difficult to identify in the bloody sectarian upheaval that ripped Sri Lanka apart in the 1980s and '90s. The protagonist, Anil Tissera, a native Sri Lankan, left her homeland at 18 and returns to it 15 years later only as part of an international human rights fact-finding mission. In the intervening years she has become a forensic anthropologist--a career that has landed her in the killing fields of Central America, digging up the victims of Guatemala's dirty war. Now she's come to Sri Lanka on a similar quest. But as she soon learns, there are fundamental differences between her previous assignment and this one:
The bodies turn up weekly now. The height of the terror was 'eighty-eight and 'eighty-nine, but of course it was going on long before that. Every side was killing and hiding the evidence. Every side. This is an unofficial war, no one wants to alienate the foreign powers. So it's secret gangs and squads. Not like Central America. The government was not the only one doing the killing.In such a situation, it's difficult to know who to trust. Anil's colleague is one Sarath Diyasena, a Sri Lankan archaeologist whose political affiliations, if any, are murky. Together they uncover evidence of a government-sponsored murder in the shape of a skeleton they nickname Sailor. But as Anil begins her investigation into the events surrounding Sailor's death, she finds herself caught in a web of politics, paranoia, and tragedy.
Like its predecessor, the novel explores that territory where the personal and the political intersect in the fulcrum of war. Its style, though, is more straightforward, less densely poetical. While many of Ondaatje's literary trademarks are present--frequent shifts in time, almost hallucinatory imagery, the gradual interweaving of characters' pasts with the present--the prose here is more accessible. This is not to say that the author has forgotten his poetic roots; subtle, evocative images abound. Consider, for example, this description of Anil at the end of the day, standing in a pool of water, "her toes among the white petals, her arms folded as she undressed the day, removing layers of events and incidents so they would no longer be within her." In Anil's Ghost Michael Ondaatje has crafted both a brutal examination of internecine warfare and an enduring meditation on identity, loyalty, and the unbreakable hold the past exerts over the present. --Alix Wilber
Titre : Anil's Ghost
Éditeur : McClelland & Stewart
Date d'édition : 2000
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition.
Description du livre McClelland and Stewart, 2000. État : Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP12793942
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Description du livre McClelland & Stewart, 2000. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Anil's Ghost This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . N° de réf. du libraire 7719-9780771068935
Description du livre McClelland & Stewart, 2000. Hardcover. État : Good. Anil's Ghost This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. N° de réf. du libraire 9053-9780771068935
Description du livre McClelland and Stewart, 2000. Hardcover. État : Used; Good. N° de réf. du libraire 1128306
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Description du livre McClelland and Stewart, 2000. État : Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP69742792
Description du livre McClelland and Stewart, 2000. État : Very Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP80139220
Description du livre McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Dust Cover Missing. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. N° de réf. du libraire G077106893XI4N01