Running in the family is an impressionistically written and reflective memoir of michael ondaatjes eccentric ceylonese family the book begins with a series of disjointed stories about ondaatjes parents and grandparents. Running in the family was difficult to read and dive into at first the writing style is disjointed and the timeline of the narrative jumbles and hops around within each section of chapters the paragraph could begin with a story about the narrators grandmother and end with paddies and riding on trains. Running in the family is a wonderfully written web of a family in sri lanka although it can be confusing the first time through with its jumping from era to era scene to scene it blends perfectly and masterfully ondaatje gently prods at the familys story weaving together hot lazy feelings with passionate love and dramas. Running in the family is a fictionalized memoir written in post modern style involving aspects of magic realism by michael ondaatje it deals with his return to his native island of sri lanka also called ceylon in the late 1970s. Reviews michael ondaatje is here at his agile and evocative best his latest book is an account of an exotic and outrageous family a true story with all of the most exciting qualities of fiction
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