A secondhand book with obvious wear. Some damage to the cover, including: very minimal scuff marks and creasing; a very small tear on the top left corner of the back cover; and a sticker that has only been partially removed on the back cover (no sticky residue), but integrity still intact. The binding has no damage. The first page has the name of a previous owner written in blue pen. No writing in margins, no underlining and highlighting of text, no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Most of the pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no holes or tears. Page 1 is slightly discoloured. The inside of the back cover and the last page have a small stain, some minor water damage and discolouring, which have all sunk through to the next 4 pages. After the next 4 pages, the stains and water damage disappear. None of the damage effects the eligibility of the text.
"Anil's Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of the civil war. Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a young woman born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America who returns to Sri Lanka as a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human-rights group to investigate the organized murder campaigns engulfing the island. What follows is a story about love, about family, about identity, about the unknown enemy, about the quest to unlock the hidden past - a story propelled by a riveting mystery.
`This is why I read, this is why literature matters, this, in short, is IT! . . . By the closing pages Anil's Ghost has come as close to a holy book as a novel should' Independent
`This work of "fiction" will endure as a history of these times showing us how we may face even the most extreme actions of our civilization through wise, compassionate re-creation' Sunday Times, Sri Lanka
`It is Ondaatje's extraordinary achievement to use magic in order to make the blood of his own country real . . . Nowhere has he written more beautifully' New York Times Book Review
`A truly wondrous book . . . I was enthralled as I have not been since The English Patient' Ariel Dorfman, author of Death and the Maiden"
Paperback: 320 pages
130 x 197 x 20mm | 208g
04 May 2001
London, United Kingdom