Author(s): Michael Ondaatje
Tras El paciente ingl s, Ondaatje reafirma en Divisadero su extraordinaria capacidad para moverse en el dif cil terreno de los sentimientos y para tratar las pasiones, las p rdidas y la persistencia del pasado. Un relato de inusual intensidad y belleza.
En la m s ntima y hermosa de sus historias, Michael Ondaatje narra la vida de Anna, quien tras un brutal suceso acontecido en su hogar, tendr que dejar atr s la vida en la granja de California y empezar un nuevo camino en el sur de Francia. Lejos de su padre, de su gemela Claire y de Coop -un misterioso muchacho acogido por la familia- encontrar en la literatura y en la reconstrucci n de la biograf a de un importante escritor la manera de conciliarse con su pasado.
From the celebrated author of The English Patient and Anil's Ghost comes a remarkable, intimate novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time.
In the 1970s in Northern California a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is shattered by an incident of violence that sets fire to the rest of their lives. Divisadero takes us from San Francisco to the raucous backrooms of Nevada's casinos and eventually to the landscape of southern France.
As the narrative moves back and forth through time and place, we find each of the characters trying to find some foothold in a present shadowed by the past.
Michael Ondaatje is on the judge's list of contenders for the Man Booker International Prize 2007
Shortlisted for Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - Caribbean and Canada 2008.
'Hauntingly beautiful ... What an unusual, and unusually rich, experience it is to read Divisadero ... those who spend time within its pages will discover even more proof - not that they needed it - of Michael Ondaatje's peerlessness as a storyteller and poet' Washington Post Book World 'Magnificent ... From its first to last telling sentence, this aesthetic tale, poetic with human detail, is a rare and precious pleasure' USA Today 'Plumply imagined, deeply romantic but vividly traumatic ... This novel bravely jostles the uncomfortable edges of literary storytelling' Alan Warner, Guardian 'My life always stops for a new book by Michael Ondaatje. I began Divisadero as soon as it came into my possession and over the course of a few evenings was captivated by Ondaatje's finest novel to date' Jhumpa Lahiri
Michael Ondaatje is the author of four previous novels, a memoir, a non-fiction book on film and several books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize; another of his novels, Anil's Ghost, won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Prix Medicis. Born in Sri Lanka, he now lives in Toronto.