This is the first novel to appear after Ondaatje’s acclaimed ‘The English Patient’. It must be difficult to write something entirely new after such a masterpiece. But Ondaatje did it. This is a good novel, uncompromising and totally different. “Anil’s Ghost” is set in nowadays Sri Lanka, in the midst of a vicious civil war. Anil Tissera was born in Sri Lanka, but educated in England and America as a forensic antropologist. She is sent by an international human rights group to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder. A story about love, family, about identity, about the unknown enemy. A powerful novel.
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