The Resource Warlight, Michael Ondaatje

Warlight, Michael Ondaatje

Label
Warlight
Title
Warlight
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ondaatje
Title variation
  • Warlight
  • War light
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Abandoned children
  • Large type books
  • London (England)
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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
351 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525633006
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
351 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525633006
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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