Author(s): Michael Ondaatje
A book of new poems, his first since The Cinnamon Peeler, by the award-winning novelist and poet. Exquisitely crafted, these are poems about love, history and landscape that transport us with breathtaking imagery to the poet's first home, Sri Lanka. Ondaatje's poems are reminiscent of both Japanese Haiku and of the ornately simple poetry of India, Persia and China. They combine the occasional familiar image or thought with others far more exotic, weaving in history, fairy-tale and the unfamiliar practicalities of a different hemisphere with stunning effect.