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In the Skin of a Lion, Ondaatje,  Michael
In the Skin of a Lion
Michael Ondaatje

Paperback $19.99 - Pan Macmillan UK
Fiction - Published: 30/May/2017 - ISBN: 9781509823345

Booker Prize-winning novelist Michael Ondaatje is the author of many collections of poetry and several books of fiction, including <i>In the Skin of a Lion </i>and<i> The English Patient</i>. He and his wife live in Toronto. From the Booker Prize-winning author comes the sparkling and lyrical predecessor to the bestselling <i>The English Patient.</i> <b>With an introduction by Anne Enright
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<i>Before the real city could be seen it had to be imagined, the way rumours and tall tales were a kind of charting.
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It is the 1920s, and Patrick Lewis has arrived in the bustling city of Toronto, leaving behind his Canadian wilderness home. Immersed in the lives of the people who surround him – the immigrants building the city, as well as those who dreamed it into being – Patrick begins to learn, from their stories, the history of the city itself. And he has his own adventures: searching for a missing millionaire, tunnelling beneath Lake Ontario, falling in love.

<i>In the Skin of a Lion</i> is Michael Ondaatje's sparkling predecessor to his Booker Prize-winning <i>The English Patient</i>. Here we encounter Hana the orphaned girl and Caravaggio the thief for the first time, as well as a large cast of other characters, all lovingly and intimately portrayed. Exquisite and musical, <i>In the Skin of a Lion</i> is a novel that challenges the boundary between history and myth. It is a stunning modern classic.

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