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  • Vintage Ondaatjeby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.95

    In his novels, poetry, and memoirs, Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje moves from the blasted landscape of Billy the Kid in 1880s New Mexico to the New Orleans jazz world of the legendary Buddy Bolden at the turn of the century, from his native Sri Lanka to the African desert of World War II. Compassionate, lyrical, spellbinding, the work he has... more...

  • The Cat's Tableby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table”—as far from the Captain’s Table as can be—with a ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean,... more...

  • The English Patientby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who... more...

  • In the Skin of a Lionby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear... more...

  • Coming Through Slaughterby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Bringing to life the fabulous, colorful panorama of New Orleans in the first flush of the jazz era, this book tells the story of Buddy Bolden, the first of the great trumpet players--some say the originator of jazz--who was, in any case, the genius, the guiding spirit, and the king of that time and place. In this fictionalized meditation, Bolden,... more...

  • Running in the Familyby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer. more...

  • The Collected Works of Billy the Kidby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, and his own prodigious fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje's visionary novel traces the legendary outlaw's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis... more...

  • Handwritingby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    "Tumultuous, vibrant, tragic and over too soon." -- Newsday Handwriting is Michael Ondaatje's first new book of poetry since The Cinnamon Peeler . The exquisite poems collected here draw on history, mythology, landscape, and personal memories to weave a rich tapestry of images that reveal the longing for--and expose the anguish over--lost loves,... more...

  • The Cinnamon Peelerby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Michael Ondaatje’s selected poems,  The Cinnamon Peeler , brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection,  Secular Love . These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise for this truly original poet and novelist. more...

  • The Conversationsby Michael Ondaatje

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    During the filming of his celebrated novel THE ENGLISH PATIENT, Michael Ondaatje became increasingly fascinated as he watched the veteran editor Walter Murch at work. THE CONVERSATIONS, which grew out of discussions between the two men, is about the craft of filmmaking and deals with every aspect of film, from the first stage of script writing to the... more...