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Warlight

Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2018

In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - at once both shadowed and luminous - Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn't know or understand in that time, and it is this journey - through reality, recollection, and imagination - that is told in this magnificent novel.
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"Our book of the year - and maybe of Ondaatje's career." Daily Telegraph Books of the Year
Portrait
Michael Ondaatje is the author of several novels, as well as a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and several books of poetry. Among his many Canadian and international recognitions, his novel
The English Patient won the Booker Prize, and was adapted into a multi-award winning Oscar movie; and
Anil’s Ghost won the Giller Prize, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and the Prix Médicis. Born in Sri Lanka, Michael Ondaatje lives in Toronto.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 304
Erscheinungsdatum 10.05.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78733-072-6
Verlag Random House UK Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 21.6/13.4/2.7 cm
Gewicht 308 g
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This dramatic Family novel plays shortly after World War II... Two teenagers are left behind by their parents. Later, as adults, they begin to understand what happend back then...