Anil's Ghost

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Anil's Ghost

by Michael Ondaatje

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ISBN - 10: 0676973612

ISBN - 13: 9780676973617

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This paperback is in GOOD condition. Cover shows minor wear. Pages are clean with a touch of age and a stamp on inside front page. Binding is in good shape.

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Following the phenomenal success of Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning third novel, The English Patient, expectations were almost insurmountable. The internationally acclaimed #1 bestseller had made Ondaatje the first Canadian novelist ever to win the Booker. Four years later, in 1996, a motion picture based on the book brought the story to a vast new audience. The film, starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche, went on to win numerous prizes, among them nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Worldwide English-language sales of the book topped two million copies.

But in April 2000, Anil's Ghost was widely hailed as Ondaatje's most powerful and engrossing novel to date. Winning a Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize and the Giller Prize, Anil's Ghost became an international bestseller. "Nowhere has Ondaatje written more beautifully," said The New York Times Book Review.

The setting is Sri Lanka. Steeped in centuries of cultural achievement and tradition, the country has been ravaged in the late twentieth century by bloody civil war. As in The English Patient, Ondaatje's latest novel follows a woman's attempt to piece together the lost life of a victim of war. Anil Tissera, born in Sri Lanka but educated in England and the U.S., is sent by an international human rights group to participate in an investigation into suspected mass political murders in her homeland. Working with an archaeologist, she discovers a skeleton whose identity takes Anil on a fascinating journey that involves a riveting mystery. What follows, in a novel rich with character, emotion, and incident, is a story about love and loss, about family, identity and the unknown enemy. And it is a quest to unlock the hidden past - like a handful of soil analyzed by an archaeologist, the story becomes more diffuse the farther we reach into history.

A universal tale of the casualties of war, unfolding as a detective story, the book gradually gives way to a more intricate exploration of its characters, a symphony of loss and loneliness haunted by a cast of solitary strangers and ghosts. The atrocities of a seemingly futile, muddled war are juxtaposed against the ancient, complex and ultimately redemptive culture and landscape of Sri Lanka.

Anil's Ghost is Michael Ondaatje''s first novel to be set in the country of his birth. "There's a tendency with us in England and North America to say it's a book 'about Sri Lanka.' But it's just my take on a few characters, a personal tunnelling into that … The book's not just about Sri Lanka; it's a story that's very familiar in other parts of the world" - in Africa, in Yugoslavia, in South America, in Ireland. "I didn't want it to be a political tract. I wanted it to be a human study of people in the midst of fear."

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Anil's Ghost

by Michael Ondaatje

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 320 p. Audience: General/trade. Winner of Giller Prize, Governor General s Award and the Prix Medicis. This copy still crisp & unmarked but has coffee splash on fore-edge (doesn t penetrate text pages). Woordruff & Blum sticker on back wrap.

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Anil's Ghost

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Trade PB; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 320 pages.

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Anil's Ghost

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Softcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to wraps, name within.

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Anil's Ghost

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Softcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to wraps.

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Like New, Faint spine line, otherwise no markings. Clean, tight and bright.

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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2001. Paperback. Very Good.

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0676973612.

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Book As new. Owner's inscription. [Montreal Books rating system: 1. Fine; 2. Near Fine; 3. Very Good; 4. Good; 5. Fair. ]

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Anil's Ghost

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Anil's Ghost

by Michael Ondaatje

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Anil's Ghost

by Michael Ondaatje

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Publisher: Vintage Canada

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9780676973617. Very good, tightly bound and unmarked with wear to the cover edges, light scuffing and corner bumping. "Anil's Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of a bloody civil war. Enter Anil Tissera, a young woman and forensic anthropologist born in Sri Lanka but educted in the West, sent by an international human rights group to identify the victims of the murder campaigns sweeping the island."; 7.90 X 5.20 X 1 inches; 320 pages.

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Anil's Ghost

by Michael Ondaatje

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Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your bookcase after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL BOOKS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY.

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Anil's Ghost

by Michael Ondaatje

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Publisher: Vintage Canada

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Anil's Ghost

by Michael Ondaatje

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Publisher: Vintage Canada

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This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.

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Anil's Ghost

by Michael Ondaatje

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This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.

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Anil's Ghost

by Michael Ondaatje

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In VERY GOOD overall condition with light signs of previous ownership.

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Anil's Ghost

by Michael Ondaatje

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Publisher: Vintage Canada

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This book has been previously used but is in good, tight condition. The book does not show much wear and is clean with no damage to the pages. There may be some slight markings on the cover. Remember, we have a money back guarantee on all our books.

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