Franklin

Warlight / Michael Ondaatje.

Author/Creator:
Ondaatje, Michael, 1943- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2018] , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
289 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Abandoned children -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- England -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / War & Military.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Childrens subjects:
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Local subjects:
War fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Abandoned children -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Spy fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction.)
Summary:
Just after World War II, 14-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.
Just after World War II, 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 and his eccentric crew of friends. These friends are 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 Rachel and Nathaniel. Their mother returns after months of silence-- without their father, explaining nothing. A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Green fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9780525521198
0525521194
9780525521204
OCLC:
1013764518
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