HOOKED ON BOOKS: Warlight

Another week, another book! We hope you’ve been enjoying reading as much as we have. ?? Today’s book is “Warlight”, by Michael Ondaatje. 

A dramatic narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself, we read the story of 14-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister Rachel. Set in the decade after World War II, Nathaniel and Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore.

They’ve been left in the care of a man named The Moth, of whom they suspect to be some sort of criminal. But as they grow to know The Moth and his eccentric crew of friends better; all who are determined to protect the siblings and all of who seem to share a history of unspecified service during the war, they become more convinced than ever. Are they who they claim to be? Through facts, recollection, and imagination, over the next decade, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn’t know.

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