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The Resource The English Patient

The English Patient

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The English Patient
Title
The English Patient
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Ondaatje
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Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE GOLDEN MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018'Magnificent' Sunday Times'The best piece of fiction I've read in years' Independent on SundayThe final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian village. Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories. The only clue Hana has to unlocking his past is the one thing he clung on to through the fire – a copy of The Histories by Herodotus, covered with hand-written notes detailing a tragic love affair
Summary
Four damaged lives converge in a bomb-riddled Italian villa in the last days of the war. A grieving nurse, a maimed thief, an emotionally detached Indian sapper are each haunted in a different ways by the riddle of the man they know only as the English patient. A nameless burn victim who lies swathed in bandages in an upstairs room shares his memories of the bleak North African desert, explorers' caves and Bedouin tribesmen, forbidden love, and of annihilating anger. The consequences of the mysteries they reveal leave all the characters forever changed.
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Award
  • Booker Prize, 1992.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 1993.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 1992.
  • Trillium Book Award, 1992.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
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048106
Cataloging source
HCO
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1943-
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Ondaatje, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The English Patient
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0848c6a6-885b-4ae1-b88d-18e746da60da
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408820384
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The English Patient
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0848c6a6-885b-4ae1-b88d-18e746da60da
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781408820384
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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