In the Skin of a Lion  

In the Skin of a Lion
Course Codes:  ENGL 3940
Professor:  Mayurika Chakravorty
Semester:  Fall-2019
November 20, 1996 | 243 pages

In the Skin of a Lion is a love story and an irresistible mystery set in the turbulent, muscular new world of Toronto in the 20s and 30s. Michael Ondaatje entwines adventure, romance and history, real and invented, enmeshing us in the lives of the immigrants who built the city and those who dreamed it into being: the politically powerful, the anarchists, bridge builders and tunnellers, a vanished millionaire and his mistress, a rescued nun and a thief who leads a charmed life. This is a haunting tale of passion, privilege and biting physical labour, of men and women moved by compassion and driven by the power of dreams -- sometimes even to murder.

-- show less
++ show more
ISBN: 9780394281827