Review – Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje is an author who has intimidated me for a long time, after trying to read ‘The English Patient’ years ago. Somehow, brooding and dark is what I have always thought about him. The feeling has been reiterated after reading his ‘Anil’s Ghost’
Anil Tissare, a forensic pathologist of Sri Lankan origin comes back to her homeland after fifteen years, as a delegate of UN Human Rights commission. Sarath Diyasena, an archeaologist is assigned to help in her investigations of mass murders by the Sri Lankan government. They discover four skeletons in a government protected sanctuary and realize that one of them is just about four to five years old. The story is their search to reconstruct the person that he was. In the process, Anil and Sarath wanders in and out through their past, trying to slay the personal ghosts that haunt them.
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