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Read online Running in the Family.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Running in the Family In the late s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka As he records his journey through the drug like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that pendant off the ear of India Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch Ceylonese family An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional write by Michael Ondaatje

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Running in the Family
Title:Running in the Family
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ISBN:0679746692
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Number of Pages:208
Category:memoir, non-fiction, biography
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