In the Skin of a Lion
In the Skin of a Lion

Although not as well known as The English Patient, this novel showcases Michael Ondaatje's best writing-- vividly tracing the stories of several new immigrants navigating their way in 1920's Toronto within the growth and building of the city itself, Ondaatje writes his prose with a uniquely poetic sensibility. A mesmerizing book that I re-read after several years and found just as compelling as I remembered it. – Recommended by Maia, City Lights Books

Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient.

Title In the Skin of a Lion
Author Michael Ondaatje
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 14 January 1997
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0679772669
ISBN-13 9780679772668
Publication Date 14 January 1997
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.

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