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 in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.
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"A triumph -- a powerful and revelatory accomplishment." -- The Times Literary Supplement
"Splendidly evocative and entertaining." -- The Toronto Star
"A brilliantly imaginative blend of history, lore, passion and poetry." -- Russell Banks
"What is most moving is the human connectedness of this book… so densly erotic, so subtly sensual, so intensely responsive." -- Malahat Review
"Ondaatje has written into the vivid life of fiction a part of the history of the building of Toronto as no official history would have conceived it and as no official history can now erase it." -- Adele Wiseman
" In the Skin of a Lion is an act of magic!" -- Alberto Manguel
“Beautiful … I urge you to read this book.” -- The New York Times
Michael Ondaatje is the author of three previous novels, a memoir and eleven books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize. Born in Sri Lanka, he moved to Canada in 1962 and now lives in Toronto.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 9th Printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140113096
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140113096