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By Michael Ondaatje (Read by)
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Warlight is a thriller that reads like a fairy tale. It's 1945, Nathaniel and Rachel have been "abandoned" by their parents. They are left in the care of a motley crew of seemingly nefarious characters. Years later Nathaniel tried to figure out what really happened to his parents and his childhood. Beautiful writing and a captivating mystery make this a great read.

— Candie

May 2018 Indie Next List


“With his usual virtuosity, master storyteller Michael Ondaatje delivers a mysterious, shimmering new coming-of-age novel. Warlight is the unexpected story of two teenagers abandoned by their enigmatic parents in post-war London. Casually watched over by a dodgy cast of characters - petty criminals, opera singers, and panting greyhounds - Nathaniel and Rachel try to make sense of their new world while struggling to define their parents' shadowy wartime pasts. Years later, Nathaniel embarks on a quest to discover the disturbing truth, and his own unwitting part in it. Balancing poignance with surprising comic touches, Warlight is a stellar addition to the Ondaatje canon.”
— Chrysler Szarlan, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781509483877
ISBN-10: 150948387X
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: May 8th, 2018
Language: English

Warlight (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)