The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

"The English Patient" is a story of four diverse individuals brought together at an Italian villa during the final days of World War II. The narrative revolves around a severely burned man who can't remember his name or past, a young Canadian nurse who tends to him, a Sikh British Army sapper, and a Canadian thief. As they navigate their own traumas and losses, the past of the mysterious patient slowly unravels, revealing a tale of love, identity, and betrayal.

The 437th greatest book of all time


Published
1992
Nationality
Canadian
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-320
Words
82,000
Original Language
English

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