El Paciente Ingles = The English Patient (Paperback)
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The best-selling-novel-turned-movie that garnered 9 Oscars including Best Picture. Four people come together in a deserted Italian villa during the final moments of World War II. Caravaggio, the thief; the Indian sapper Kip; Hana, the nurse, who obsessively tends to her last surviving patientthe English patienta nameless and burned man whose memories of suffering, rescue, and betrayal illuminate this book.
About the Author
Michael Ondaatje is a novelist and poet perhaps best known for his Booker Prize winning novel adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The English Patient. His other books include Secular Love, In the Skin of a Lion, Running in the Family, and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. He edited From Ink Lake, a selection of Canadian stories, and has won several Governor General's Award for both fiction and poetry.