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Warlight : a novel

Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: New York, NY : Random House Large Print, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : First large print editionView all editions and formats
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In 1945, just after World War II, fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Thrillers (Fiction.)
Historical fiction
Fiction
Large type books
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ondaatje
ISBN: 9780525633006 0525633006
OCLC Number: 1034951614
Description: 351 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael Ondaatje.

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In 1945, just after World War II, fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates.

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