NCL NN – Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje


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Running in the Family  was not included in Series One, Series Two or Series Three.


Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

The Ceylon of the 1920s was a place where couples danced the tango in the moonlight, where whole families drove “up-country” to spend the hot months playing billiards and tennis at 6000 feet, where drink, gambling, and romance were the main occupations.

Michael Ondaatje left Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) at the age of eleven. RUNNING IN THE FAMILY is the story of his return at thirty-six, as well as the story of what he found there: the carefree, doomed life of his parents and grandparents had led.

An absorbing autobiographical journey of discovery to a far place in another time, RUNNING IN THE FAMILY reconstructs a familial history against the exotic background of a colonial empire in decline.


Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Five

From the Back Cover:

The Ceylon of the 1920s was a place where couples danced the tango in the moonlight, where whole families drove “up-country” to spend the hot months playing billiards and tennis at 6,000 feet, where drink, gambling, and romance were the main occupations.

Michael Ondaatje left Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) at the age of eleven. Running in the Family is the story of his return at thirty-six, as well as the story of what he found there; the carefree, doomed life his parents and grandparents had led.

An absorbing autobiographical journey of discovery to a far place in another time, Running in the Family reconstructs a familial history against the exotic background of a colonial empire in decline.


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