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Michael Ondaatje

A love story is not about those who lose their heart but about those who find that sullen inhabitant who, when it is stumbled upon, means the body can fool no one, can fool nothing— not the wisdom of sleep or the habit of social graces. It is a consuming of oneself and the past. —Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient. (McClelland & Stewart April 18, 2006) Originally ublished 1992.

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