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Running in the Family
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date November 1, 1996
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679449126
ISBN-10 0679449124
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.75 by 7 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $18.00
Other format details audio
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 2 cassettes / 3 hours
Read by Michael Ondaatje

"Michael Ondaatje is here at his agile and evocative best . . . Brightly colored, sweet and painful, bloody-midned and otherworldly, [Running in the Family] achieves the status of legend."
-Margaret Atwood

In the late 1970s, Michael Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka.  Recording his journey through he druglike heat and intoxicating fragrances of the "pendant off the ear of India", Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family.  It is a story of broken engagements and drunken suicide attempts, of parties where exquisitely dressed couples tango in the jungle, a tale whose actors pursue lives of Baudelairean excess with impeccable decorum.

Lyrical and witty, tragic and deliriously romantic, Running in the family is an inspired marriage of travel narrative and  family memoir by one of our most eloquent and poetic writers.

Book cover for 9780679746690
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (December 1, 1993)
9780679746690 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
About: An autobiographical journey of discovery gathers together fragments of memory, experience, and family history in order to understand the meaning of his parents' legacy and his own heritage
CD/Spoken Word
Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (June 1, 2016)
9781501257896 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | List price $14.99
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Random House (November 1, 1996)
9780679449126 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $18.00
About: 2 cassettes / 3 hoursRead by Michael Ondaatje"Michael Ondaatje is here at his agile and evocative best .

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