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Anil's ghost, Michael Ondaatje

Label
Anil's ghost
Title
Anil's ghost
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ondaatje
Title variation
Anils ghost
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is the mid-1980s, and a civil war is raging on the tiny island nation of Sri Lanka. Each day, fresh corpses inundate emergency medical clinics-many of them so mutilated that they are unidentifiable and can only be classified as "disappearances." Anil Tissera, a 33-year-old forensic anthropologist born in Sri Lanka and educated abroad, returns to the island as part of a United Nations human rights campaign to prove that mass murders are taking place. In the hope of identifying the corpses, she takes the unusual step of hiring a local "face painter" named Ananda, who, with mud, soot, paint, and sheer instinct, reconstructs the ghostly visage of one suspiciously disinterred body. Anil then shows the image around the local villages, hoping that it will be recognized. This grisly mask becomes Anil's Ghost, and she raises it high to reveal to the world, and the government of Sri Lanka, that she knows what has been going on
Summary
A young forensic anthropologist is sent by an international human rights group to her homeland, Sri Lanka, to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 2000.
  • Giller Prize, 2000.
  • Kiriyama Prize for Fiction, 2000.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
048105
Cataloging source
IGP
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Anil's ghost, Michael Ondaatje
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "April 2001"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published in hardcover ... by Alfred A. Knopf ... New York, and ... McClelland and Stewart Inc., Toronto, and ... Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., London, in 2000"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-311)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46795141
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780375724374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46795141
Label
Anil's ghost, Michael Ondaatje
Publication
Note
  • "April 2001"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published in hardcover ... by Alfred A. Knopf ... New York, and ... McClelland and Stewart Inc., Toronto, and ... Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., London, in 2000"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-311)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46795141
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780375724374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46795141

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