The English Patient
WINNER OF THE GOLDEN MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
Magnificent' Sunday Times
'The best piece of fiction I've read in years' Independent on Sunday
The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian village. Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories.
The only clue Hana has to unlocking his past is the one thing he clung on to through the fire a copy of The Histories by Herodotus, covered with hand-written notes detailing a tragic love affair.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - addunn3 - LibraryThing
Very well written exploration of war, death, love. The patient is being cared for in Italy by a war-weary nurse. A sapper and a mysterious stranger are part of the interesting collection of people around the patient. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing
This book didn't really do it for me. While it attempted to be literary and poignant, I felt that it got lost along the way. There were some nice phrases and poetic passages, but apart from this I ... Read full review