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Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
  

Divisadero

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Synopsis

Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje

It is the 1970s in Northern California. A farmer and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work the land with the help of Coop, the enigmatic young man who lives with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until they are riven by an incident of violence - of both hand and heart - that 'sets fire to the rest of their lives'. This is a story of possession and loss, about the often discordant demands of family, love, and memory. Written in the sensuous prose for which Michael Ondaatje's fiction is celebrated, Divisadero is the work of a master story-teller.

Reviews

'Hauntingly beautiful

What an unusual, and unusually rich, experience it is to read Divisadero

those who spend time within its pages will discover even more proof - not that they needed it - of Michael Ondaatje's peerlessness as a storyteller and poet'
Washington Post Book World

'Magnificent

From its first to last telling sentence, this aesthetic tale, poetic with human detail, is a rare and precious pleasure'
USA Today

'Plumply imagined, deeply romantic but vividly traumatic

This novel bravely jostles the uncomfortable edges of literary storytelling'
Alan Warner, Guardian

'My life always stops for a new book by Michael Ondaatje. I began Divisadero as soon as it came into my possession and over the course of a few evenings was captivated by Ondaatje's finest novel to date'
Jhumpa Lahiri

About the Author

Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje is the author of five novels including Divisadero, published by Bloomsbury in September 2007 and in paperback in August 2008, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and shortlisted for The Giller Prize and the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. He has also written a memoir, a non-fiction book on film and several books of poetry. He co-edited Lost Classics, a compendium of wonderful short essays, with Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding and Linda Spalding. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize; another of his novels, Anil’s Ghost, won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Prix Medicis. Born in Sri Lanka, he now lives in Toronto.

Author photo © Ulla Montan

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Book Info

Publication date

5th October 2009

Author

Michael Ondaatje

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Format

Hardback
304 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781408800331

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