The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (FIRST EDITION)
FIRST EDITION / FIFTH PRINTING  ALFRED A. KNOPF
Book is in excellent condition. Dust jacket has some extremely mild shelf wear as well as some tanning. Book itself is beautiful and reads like new.
With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning.