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The Resource Warlight, Michael Ondaatje

Warlight, Michael Ondaatje

Label
Warlight
Title
Warlight
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ondaatje
Title variation
War light
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Just after World War II, 14-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
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
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
Awards note
Longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657934
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ondaatje, Michael
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • London (England)
  • Abandoned children
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Warlight, Michael Ondaatje
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
int01964991
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780525521198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Warlight, Michael Ondaatje
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
int01964991
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780525521198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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