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Ondaatje, Michael

Editorial: Bloomsbury, 2000
ISBN 10: 074754865X / ISBN 13: 9780747548652
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Título: Anil's Ghost-SIGNED AND DATED

Editorial: Bloomsbury

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro: Fine

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Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.


Fine first printing in original complete dustwrapper. Author signed and publication dated (8:5:2000) to the title page. Signed and dated copies seem quite scarce. As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. N° de ref. de la librería 001761

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Sinopsis: A novel by the Booker Prize-Winning author of "The English Patient". The result is a disturbing and timeless revelatory journey.

Críticas: Anil's Ghost is Michael Ondaatje's eagerly awaited follow-up to his classic Booker prize-winning novel The English Patient. Drawing on Ondaatje's own Sri Lankan heritage, wonderfully explored in his travel narrative Running in the Family, Anil's Ghost is located in contemporary Sri Lanka, in the midst of interminable internecine civil war between government forces, separatist Tamils and antigovernment insurgents.

The novel's action revolves around Anil Tissera, a young forensic anthropologist, born in Sri Lanka but educated in Europe and America, who "had courted foreignness", and "was at ease whether on the Bakerloo line or on the highways around Santa Fe". Anil returns to the country of her birth after 15 years on a United Nations sponsored investigation into the escalating number of politically motivated murders engulfing the island. As Anil begins to realise the scale of the murder and horror which her investigations reveal, it becomes clear that "the darkest Greek tragedies were innocent compared with what was happening here". She reluctantly teams up with Sarath Diyasena, "the archaeologist selected by the government" to investigate a particularly sensitive murder; skeletons discovered buried in the Bandarawela caves, one of the most archaeologically sensitive sites in the entire country. One skeleton in particular fascinates both Anil and Sarath. Simply known as "Sailor", the quest for the skeleton's identity sucks both Anil and Sarath into the terrifying heart of darkness which makes up contemporary Sri Lankan politics. Ondaatje reflects upon the ancient history of Sri Lanka through the fragments of history and identity that Anil and Sarath uphold in the face of the murder and chaos which surrounds them.

Although Anil's Ghost is a poetic and beautifully written book, it is also a tough, uncompromising and brave novel about a terrifying conflict that the world has chosen to ignore. --Jerry Brotton

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