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The Resource Warlight

Warlight

Label
Warlight
Title
Warlight
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ondaatje
Title variation
War light
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
NATIONAL BEST SELLERFrom 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 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
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
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10657934
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Warlight
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:319abf6d-68ba-486a-b242-c23497da8682
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525521204
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Warlight
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:319abf6d-68ba-486a-b242-c23497da8682
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525521204
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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