In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
"In the Skin of a Lion" is Michael Ondaatje's sparkling predecessor to his Booker Prize-winning "The English Patient". It is here that we encounter, for the first time, Hana the orphaned girl and Caravaggio the thief, among a large cast of characters who are all lovingly and intimately portrayed. It is an exquisite and musical novel, a romance that challenges the boundary between history and myth.
'A magical book. Michael Ondaatje defies the normal distinction between poet and novelist. His writing is consistently tuned to a visionary pitch' - Graham Swift.
'Ondaatje writes in curves, in time-lapses, a sort of verbal cinema whose narrative is unfaltering' - "The Times". 'A triumph ...a powerful and revelatory accomplishment' - Times Literary Supplement.
Paperback | 272 pages
130 x 197 x 17mm | 195g
17 Feb 1988
London, United Kingdom
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Obvious damage to the cover, including scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. All pages have yellowed due to ageing. No missing pages. An old and aged but clean and solid copy.