(From the publisher):
Predecessor to The English Patient
in which the characters of Hana, the orphaned girl, and Caravaggio, the thief, appear for the first time.
Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s as an immigrant from Canada's backwoods. In this throbbing, polyglot city he earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario; in the course of his adventures he falls in love with two actresses.
Original title: In the Skin of a Lion
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
- Awarded the 1988 City of Toronto Book Award
- Shortlisted for the 1987 Ritz Paris Hemingway Award for Best Novel of the Year in English