Running In The Family
'During certain hours, at certain years in our lives, we see ourselves as remnants from the earlier generations that were destroyed...I think all of our lives have been terribly shaped by what went on before us.' Twenty-five years after leaving his native Sri Lanka for the cool winters of Ontario, a chaotic dream of tropical heat and barking dogs pushes Michael Ondaatje to travel back home and rev...
Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLc, (2009)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.6 x 5.1 inches
Amazon Rank: 983177
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“The book came highly recommended and with my first trip to Sri Lanka planned in the very near future I thought I would try it out. I found the book quite a compelling read throwing light on a bygone time. I am not sure how to best describe the book...”
sit a childhood and a family he never fully understood. Along with his siblings and children, Ondaatje gathers rumours, anecdotes, poems, records and memories to piece together this fragmented portrayal of his family's past, his father's destructive alcoholism and the colourful stories and secrets of ancestors both disgraced and adored throughout centuries of Sri Lankan society. In an exotic, evocative portrait of the heat, wildlife, sounds and silences of the Sri Lankan landscape, Ondaatje combines vivid recreations of a privileged, eccentric older generation with a deeply personal reconciliatory journey in which he explores his own ghosts, and how his family's extraordinary history continues to influence his life.