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This engaging summary presents an analysis of The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, which tells the story of four individuals who take shelter together in an abandoned Italian villa during the last days of the Second World War: a Canadian thief, an Indian bomb-disposal expert, a Canadian nurse, and the titular ‘English patient’, who has no memory of who he is and has been burned beyond recognition. As fragments of recollection return to the nameless patient, he and the other characters gradually begin to piece together his story and identity, which raises thought-provoking questions about human nature, culpability and the true horrors of war. The English Patient is Michael Ondaatje’s best-known novel and has won a number of accolades, including the Golden Man Booker Prize, awarded in 2018 to readers’ favourite novel to have won the Man Booker Prize since its inception 50 years previously (as The English Patient did in 1992).
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