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Warlight

by Michael Ondaatje

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Large type books,
  • Abandoned children,
  • Brothers and sisters,
  • Fiction

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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.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesWar light
    StatementMichael Ondaatje
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.O5 W37 2018b
    The Physical Object
    Format[LARGE PRINT EDITION] /
    Pagination351 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26959047M
    ISBN 100525633006
    ISBN 109780525633006
    OCLC/WorldCa1034951614

      In “Warlight” these are about the hidden canals and rivers debouching into the Thames, the subterranean service areas of grand hotels and the machinations of intelligence agents.   Industry Reviews "Our book of the year - and maybe of Ondaatje's career." * Daily Telegraph **Books of the Year** * "Michael Ondaatje's Warlight is a rare and beautiful thing - a deeply retrospective novel about war secrets that feels neither overstated nor overly ethereal. In sumptuous prose, Ondaatje limns the psyche of a man still trying to make sense of his complicated relationships /5(4).

    Warlight NPR coverage of Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Michael Ondaatje.   Warlight is a story of many shapes and sizes that takes place over many years. Although the novel is set in the context of siblings Nathaniel and Rachel growing up in London after World War II, the effects of that war pervade the lives of the characters throughout.

    Warlight is an intricate ballet of longing and deception, and a singular ode to the mother-child bond.” O, The Oprah Magazine The New York Times Book Review. Review “[A] Warlight, all is illuminated, at first dimly then starkly, but always brilliantly.”Author: Michael Ondaatje. The term warlight was used to describe the dimmed lights that guided emergency traffic during London's wartime blackouts. The word aptly describes the atmosphere of this haunting, brilliant novel.


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Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister, Rachel, seemingly abandoned by their parents, have been left in the care of an enigmatic figure they call The Moth.

The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Ondaatje, Michael. Warlight. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, The novel is narrated by Nathaniel as he looks back upon the events of his life and other people’s lives.

InNathaniel was 14 years old, and his sister Rachel was almost They were living in London. WARLIGHT By Michael Ondaatje pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $ “The past never remains in the past.” That is the signature theme of Michael Ondaatje’s new novel, which juggles time in Author: Penelope Lively. Michael Ondaatje’s novel ‘Warlight’ is a masterpiece of shifting memory In a book made lush through layers of experience instead of description, the latter feels possible.

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Ondaatje has stepped into John le Carré’s world of spies and. Book Overview Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book An NPR Best Book of the Year It isand London is still reeling from years of war.

Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister, Rachel, seemingly abandoned by their parents, have been left in the care of an enigmatic figure.