The Story by Ondaatje, MichaelThe Story by Ondaatje, Michael

The Story

byOndaatje, MichaelIllustratorDavid Bolduc

Hardcover | November 3, 2005

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Michael Ondaatje's poetry has become a touchstone in Canadian letters. To readers, his work includes some of the most memorable and moving verse written in the past half-century. To writers, his sensual line and diamond-cut imagery have become a tuning fork and a road map into the world. The Story is another gem, another atlas of intense connections and unavoidable loss.

Like a miniature of Ondaatje's larger themes -- love, memory, family, exile -- The Story unfolds into our dismantled childhoods, and offers us the freedom to extend its narrative into our own lives.

This beautiful, hauntingly illustrated edition of Michael Ondaatje's poem The Story was conceived by Ondaatje and artist David Bolduc as a fundraising project for World Literacy of Canada. All royalties from the sale of this book will go directly to World Literacy to help it continue its literacy work with women and children in India.

Michael Ondaatje (born 12 September 1943) is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet of Colombo Chetty and Burgher origin. He is perhaps best known for his Booker Prize-winning novel, The English Patient, which was adapted into an Academy-Award-winning film. He moved to England in 1954, and in 1962 moved to Canada where he has l...
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Title:The StoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 9.31 × 12.75 × 0.5 inPublished:November 3, 2005Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887841945

ISBN - 13:9780887841941

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous Book I loved this book so much I also gave it as a present to someone. The artwork compliments the poetry perfectly. Highly Recommended.
Date published: 2006-06-08