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By Michael Ondaatje

ISBN-10: 0375412670

ISBN-13: 9780375412677

Together with his first novel because the the world over acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize—winning writer Michael Ondaatje offers us a piece exhibiting all of the richness of images and language and the piercing emotional fact that we've got come to grasp because the hallmarks of his writing.

Anil’s Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a rustic steeped in centuries of culture, now pressured into the past due 20th century via the ravages of civil struggle. Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a tender lady born in Sri Lanka, expert in England and the USA, who returns to her fatherland as a forensic anthropologist despatched by means of a world human rights crew to find the resource of the geared up campaigns of homicide engulfing the island. What follows is a narrative approximately love, approximately relatives, approximately id, concerning the unknown enemy, concerning the quest to unencumber the hidden past–a tale propelled by way of a riveting secret. Unfolding opposed to the deeply evocative historical past of Sri Lanka’s panorama and old civilization, Anil’s Ghost is a literary spellbinder–Michael Ondaatje’s strongest novel but.

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A continuous tremor shook my chest, and almost stopped me from breathing. A policeman's strong hands held my shoulder. A second policeman placed his flat-peaked cap on the bonnet of the car beside the dead man and began to wrench at the door. The frontal impact had compressed the forward section of the passenger compartment, jamming the doors on to their locks. An ambulance attendant reached across me and cut the sleeve from my right arm. A young man in a dark suit drew my hand through the window.

This aid was clearly an affectation, a postural disguise that allowed her to press her face into her raised shoulder and hide the bruise marking her right cheekbone. I had last seen her as she sat in the ambulance beside the body of her husband, staring at me with calm hatred. ' Without thinking, I asked her name. She came up to me, changing her grip on the stick as if ready to thrash me across the face with it. She moved her head in a peculiar gesture of the neck, deliberately forcing her injury on me.

Her assessment of the contours of thigh and buttock, breast and armpit, and their relationship with the chromium bars of my leg harness, an abstract sculpture designed to show off her slim figure, was open and interested. An interesting lesbian streak ran through Catherine's mind. Often as we made love she asked me to visualize her in intercourse with another woman - usually her secretary Karen, an unsmiling girl with silver lipstick who spent the entire office party before Christmas staring motion-lessly at my wife like a pointer in rut.

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