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Ondaatje, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0394563638 / ISBN 13: 9780394563633
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1987
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Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Remainder mark to bottom page edges. Stated First American Edition. ; 8.50 X 5.80 X 1 inches; 243 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Bookseller Inventory # 62522

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Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Combining history and poetry, mythic events and sensual detail, Michael Ondaatje has created a luminous novel about the brutality and enchantment of life during the 1920s and 1930s in Toronto.

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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

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