"The English Patient" is a novel by Michael Ondaatje, published in 1992. The book tells the story of four different characters during World War II. The main character is an unidentified pilot, severely burned after a plane crash in the desert. He is being cared for in an Italian monastery by a young nurse named Hana. Complex connections form among them, and as the story unfolds, the past and secrets of each character are revealed, uncovering their tragic histories and motives.
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