The English Patient

Book “The English Patient” by Michael Ondaatje

Book short specifications

Author
Pages
296
Publisher
Everyman
Language
english
Release date
2011
ISBN
9781841593395
GTIN
9781841593395
Weight, g
431
Publisher's website
penguin.co.uk

About

Hana, a Canadian nurse, exhausted by death, and grieving for her own dead father; the maimed thief-turned-Allied-agent, Caravaggio; Kip, the emotionally detached Indian sapper — each is haunted in different ways by the man they know only as the English patient, a nameless burn victim who lies in an upstairs room.

His extraordinary knowledge and morphine-induced memories — of the North African desert, of explorers and tribes, of history and cartography; and also of forbidden love, suffering and betrayal — illuminate the story, and leave all the characters for ever changed.