Anil's Ghost
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By Michael Ondaatje

fiction | 320 pages | Published in 2011

A breathtaking novel about love and the horrors of civil war from the bestselling author of The English Patient. 'There is much to astonish, to disturb and to admire in this book... A rare triumph' Guardian Anil's Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of a bloody civil war. Enter Anil Tissera, a young woman and forensic anthropologist born in Sri Lanka but educated in the West, sent by an international human rights group to identify the victims of the murder campaigns sweeping the island. When Anil discovers that the bones found in an ancient burial site are in fact those of a much more recent victim, her search for the terrible truth hidden in her homeland begins. What follows is a story about love, about family, about identity - a story driven by a riveting mystery.

ISBN_13:9781448112838
ISBN_10:1448112834

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Death is an event we human beings only experience once, but for those who remain behind, it is a daily struggle of grief and longing.

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Truth is a delicate flower that wilts under the harsh light of scrutiny.

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In the pursuit of justice, we must confront our own limitations and biases.

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Memory is a fickle companion, sometimes protecting us from the pain of the past, and sometimes haunting us with its unyielding grip.

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Art has the power to heal and reveal the hidden truths of our world.

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Fear is both a weapon of control and a prison of the mind.

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In war, there are no winners, only survivors left to bear witness to the carnage.

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The line between good and evil becomes blurred in the face of desperation.

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Silence can be deafening, revealing the depths of our own guilt and complicity.

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The search for truth often leads us down paths we would rather not tread.

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