Anil’s Ghost takes place in the aftermath of the bloody civil war in Sri Lanka. Multi-award winning Michael Ondaatje has turned to the country of his birth to record not only Sri Lanka’s culture and colourful history, but also the ugly truth about a country divided against itself.
A young woman, Anil Tessara, born in Sri Lanka and educated as a forensic pathologist in the West, returns to Sri Lanka as part of an international human rights group to investigate the series of organized murders that have gripped the island. Bodies are found, a mystery deepens.
Anil’s Ghost, first published in 2000, is Michael Ondaatje’s critically acclaimed fourth novel. It won the 2000 Giller Prize, the Governor-General’s Award and a host of other awards. The rich imagery and style evoke Ondaatje’s reputation as not only one of the world’s best fiction writers, but as a first rate poet.