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The Resource Warlight : a novel, Michael Ondaatje

Warlight : a novel, Michael Ondaatje

Label
Warlight : a novel
Title
Warlight
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ondaatje
Title variation
War light
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they 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 in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time
Summary
Years after growing up in the care of a group of mysterious protectors who served in unspecified ways during World War II, a young man endeavors to piece together the truth about his parents and the unconventional education he received
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657934
Cataloging source
TEFBT
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Warlight : a novel, Michael Ondaatje
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
368 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525633006
Isbn Type
(softcover : lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022847224
Label
Warlight : a novel, Michael Ondaatje
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
368 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525633006
Isbn Type
(softcover : lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022847224

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