Warlight
  • Author : Michael Ondaatje
  • Release Date : 08 May 2018
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 13 : 9780771073793
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Book Description: From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. 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.

Warlight

Warlight

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Genre : Fiction
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From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In ...

Warlight

Warlight

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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**LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018** An elegiac novel set in post-WW2 London about memory, family secrets and lies, from the internationally acclaimed author of The English Patient It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, ...

Warlight

Warlight

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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NATIONAL BEST SELLER From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their ...

The Cat s Table

The Cat s Table

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Genre : Fiction
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From Michael Ondaatje: an electrifying new novel, by turns thrilling and deeply moving -- one of his most vividly rendered and compelling works of fiction to date. In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England. At mealtimes, he is placed at the lowly "Cat's ...

Anil s Ghost

Anil s Ghost

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Genre : Fiction
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Following the phenomenal success of Michael Ondaatje’s Booker Prize-winning third novel, The English Patient, expectations were almost insurmountable. The internationally acclaimed #1 bestseller had made Ondaatje the first Canadian novelist ever to win the Booker. Four years later, in 1996, a motion picture based on the book brought the story to ...

The Latecomers

The Latecomers

Author : Helen Klein Ross
Publisher : Little, Brown
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of What Was Mine-a deeply moving family drama about a young Irish immigrant, an ancestral home in New England and a dark secret that lay hidden in its walls for five generations. In 1908, sixteen-year-old Bridey runs away from her small town in Ireland with her same-age ...

Starting Out In the Afternoon

Starting Out In the Afternoon

Author : Jill Frayne
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Genre : Travel
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Jill Frayne’s long-term relationship was ending and her daughter was about to graduate and leave home. She decided to pack up her life and head for the Yukon. Driving alone across the country from her home just north of Toronto, describing the land as it changes from Precambrian Shield ...

The Vanishing Sky

The Vanishing Sky

Author : L. Annette Binder
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Genre : Fiction
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For readers of Warlight and The Invisible Bridge, an intimate, harrowing story about a family of German citizens during World War II. Included in the New York Times Book Review's Summer Reading Guide for Historical Fiction “There was no shelter without her sons.” In 1945, as the war in Germany nears ...

Coming Through Slaughter

Coming Through Slaughter

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Bringing to life the fabulous, colorful panorama of New Orleans in the first flush of the jazz era, this book tells the story of Buddy Bolden, the first of the great trumpet players--some say the originator of jazz--who was, in any case, the genius, the guiding spirit, and the king ...

Bolla

Bolla

Author : Pajtim Statovci
Publisher : Pantheon
Genre : Fiction
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April 1995. Arsim is a recently married student at the University of Pristina, keeping his head down to gain a university degree in a time and place deeply hostile to Albanians. In a café he meets a young man named Milos. Before the day is out everything has changed, and two ...

The English Patient

The English Patient

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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With unsettling beauty and intelligence, this Golden Man Booker Prize–winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II. The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last surviving patient. Caravaggio, the thief, tries to reimagine ...

The Cinnamon Peeler

The Cinnamon Peeler

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Poetry
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Michael Ondaatje’s selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, Secular Love. These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise for this truly original poet and novelist....

Divisadero

Divisadero

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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From the celebrated author of The English Patient and Anil's Ghost comes a remarkable, intimate novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time. In the 1970s in Northern California a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic ...

The All Consuming World

The All Consuming World

Author : Cassandra Khaw
Publisher : Erewhon Books
Genre : Fiction
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Maya has died and been resurrected into countless cyborg bodies through the years of a long, dangerous career with the infamous Dirty Dozen, the most storied crew of criminals in the galaxy, at least before their untimely and gruesome demise. Decades later, she and her diverse team of broken, diminished ...

Running in the Family

Running in the Family

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir ...