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In the Skin of a Lion

Picador Classic

Before the real city could be seen it had to be imagined, the way rumours and tall tales were a kind of charting. 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. In the Skin of a Lion is Michael Ondaatje's sparkling predecessor to his Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 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, In the Skin of a Lion is a novel that challenges the boundary between history and myth. It is a stunning modern classic. 'A magical book. Michael Ondaatje defies the normal distinction between poet and novelist. His writing is consistently tuned to a visionary pitch' Graham Swift 'A singular masterpiece' Kamila Shamsie

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Booker Prize-winning novelist Michael Ondaatje is the author of many collections of poetry and several books of fiction, including
In the Skin of a Lion and
The English Patient. He and his wife live in Toronto.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 288
Altersempfehlung 18 - 99
Erscheinungsdatum 01.06.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-5098-2334-5
Verlag Pan MacMillan
Maße (L/B/H) 19.8/12.8/2.7 cm
Gewicht 242 g
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