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Warlight
Warlight
Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-2018
Articles
In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - at once both shadowed and luminous - 'Warlight' is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) the children. But are they really what and who they claim to be? Many years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn't know or understand in that time, and it is this journey - through reality, recollection, and imagination - that is told in this magnificent novel.
Main title:
Warlight / Michael Ondaatje.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Jonathan Cape, 2018.
Collation:
289 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9781787330719 (hbk)
Dewey class:
813.54F
Language:
English
BRN:
2660664
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