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Book Information: In the Skin of a Lion

In the Skin of a Lion (1987) [Novel]
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Summary (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
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Notes:

  • Awarded the 1988 City of Toronto Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the 1987 Ritz Paris Hemingway Award for Best Novel of the Year in English

Edition #1: In the Skin of a Lion

In the Skin of a Lion (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Ondaatje's fiction is as original and evocative as any being written today. A brilliantly imaginative blend of history, lore, passion and poetry, In the Skin of the Lion is his best book." Russell Banks
  • "A brilliant novel of power and style, dealing with human situations through verbal cinema... An extraordinary performance." Leon Edel
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Manifested in:

In the Skin of a Lion (January 1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 9780679772668
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.9 x 0.6
Pages: 243

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In the Skin of a Lion (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780394281834
Dimensions: 5 x 7.9 x 0.8 in
Pages: 243

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In the Skin of a Lion (October 1995)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9780747518600
Pages: 241

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In the Skin of a Lion (1987)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771068874
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.8 x 1 in
Pages: 243

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