From the celebrated author of The English Patient and Anil's Ghost comes a remarkable, intimate novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time. In the 1970s in Northern California a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is shattered by an incident of violence that sets fire to the rest of their lives. Divisadero takes us from San Francisco to the raucous backrooms of Nevada's casinos and eventually to the landscape of southern France. As the narrative moves back and forth through time and place, we find each of the characters trying to find some foothold in a present shadowed by the past.
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From the celebrated author of The English Patient, comes another breathtaking, unforgettable story, this time about a family torn apart by an act of violence. Divisadero is a rich and rewarding read, one that Jhumpa Lahiri, in her guest review for Amazon.com (see below), calls "Ondaatje's finest novel to date." --Daphne Durham
Guest Reviewer: Jhumpa Lahiri
Michael Ondaatje is the author of four previous novels, a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and eleven books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize. Born in Sri Lanka, he moved to Canada in 1962 and now lives in Toronto.
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Book Description Vintage International, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Ravishing and intricate. . . . Unforgettable." Pico Iyer,The New York Review of Books "My life always stops for a new book by Michael Ondaatje. . . . [Divisaderois] a mosaic of profound dignity, with an elegiac quietude that only the greatest of writers can achieve. . . . Ondaatje's finest novel to date." Jhumpa Lahiri "The more you giveDivisadero, the more it gives in return . . . . [Ondaatje] is a writer of intense acuity." The New York Times "Brilliant. . . .Divisaderoplays whimsically with chronology and memory, with fantasy and historical fact." San Francisco Chronicle. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0307279324
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Book Description Random House Inc, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 13.34 x 20.96 cm. Fleeing the violence that destroyed her family, Anna finds refuge in south-central France, in an isolated house once occupied by a writer, while she struggles to reconcile the past and present, the demands of family, love, and memory. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. Bookseller Inventory # MM-20252332
Book Description Vintage Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 273 pages. 8.25x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0307279324
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