It Is The Mid-1980s, And A Civil War Is Raging On The Tiny Island Nation Of Sri Lanka. Each Day, Fresh Corpses Inundate Emergency Medical Clinics-many Of Them So Mutilated That They Are Unidentifiable And Can Only Be Classified As Disappearances. Anil Tissera, A 33-year-old Forensic Anthropologist Born In Sri Lanka And Educated Abroad, Returns To The Island As Part Of A United Nations Human Rights Campaign To Prove That Mass Murders Are Taking Place. In The Hope Of Identifying The Corpses, She Takes The Unusual Step Of Hiring A Local Face Painter Named Ananda, Who, With Mud, Soot, Paint, And Sheer Instinct, Reconstructs The Ghostly Visage Of One Suspiciously Disinterred Body. Anil Then Shows The Image Around The Local Villages, Hoping That It Will Be Recognized. This Grisly Mask Becomes Anil's Ghost, And She Raises It High To Reveal To The World, And The Government Of Sri Lanka, That She Knows What Has Been Going On. Michael Ondaatje. April 2001--t.p. Verso. Originally Published In Hardcover ... By Alfred A. Knopf ... New York, And ... Mcclelland And Stewart Inc., Toronto, And ... Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., London, In 2000--t.p. Verso. Includes Bibliographical References (p. -311).
Author: Ondaatje, Michael.
Publication Date: 2001-04-24T00:00:01Z
Other ISBN: 9780375412677
Other ISBN Binding: print
Quality Rating: 1
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