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Warlight

Warlight

In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - shadowed and luminous at once - Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire.

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ISBN 9781787330726
Barcode 9781787330726
Published 14 May 2018 by Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Ondaatje, Michael
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ISBN-13 9781787330726
ISBN-10 1787330729
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publication Date 14 May 2018
International Publication Date 10 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ondaatje, Michael
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 303g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 906584

Description of this Book

In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - shadowed and luminous at once - 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. 14-year-old 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) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And how should the siblings feel when their mother returns after months of silence without their father: explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen 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 from one of our greatest living writers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Long-listed for Man Booker Prize 2018 (UK)
NZ Review The English Patient author Michael Ondaatje weaves another tale of love, loss and memory against a backdrop of World War II. Warlight revolves around the shadowy nature of memory... The mysteries come together through a complex, non-linear narrative that revisits and revises each development with careful scrutiny. -- Lucy Brooks * Culture Whisper *

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Author's Bio

Michael Ondaatje is the author of several novels, as well as a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and several books of poetry. Among his many Canadian and international recognitions, his novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize, and was adapted into a multi-award winning Oscar movie; and Anil's Ghost won the Giller Prize, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and the Prix Medicis. Born in Sri Lanka, Michael Ondaatje lives in Toronto.

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