Type: Mystery, Historical Fiction
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publication Year: 2000
Country: Canada, Sri Lanka
This book is a work of art with a profound commentary on the futility of war. Set in Sri Lanka during the civil unrest in the country, a forensic expert discovers the remains of a man who was murdered and she goes on a quest to find out more about the mans’ life and death. The novel is an interesting blend of love, loss, identity, heritage and a zeal to find the secrets of the past. Filled by ingenious surprises, the novel lives up to the expectations.