Toronto: McCleland and Stewart, 1992. 1st Canadian Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Fine / Fine. Item #006829
Full green cloth.307 pp. Some light staining to fore edge of text lbock. Slight darkening to extremities of dust jacket. Fine overall. In The English Patient, Ondaatje weaves a complex tapestry as he follows the paths of four diverse lives caught and changed and inextricably connected by the improbably circumstances of war. Lyrical and sardonic, potent and tender, this novel has all the resonant powers of a dream. It is one of Ondaatje's finest works.