GR Reads: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
This month we are reading "Warlight by Michael Ondaatje which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and NPR Best Book of the Year. It has been quite popular so far this year with many of our readers! Whether you have just started the book or finished it months ago, all are welcome to come and join our book club.
This book club is free and open to the public. Purchase your copy at Pages and get 15% off.
It is 1945, and London is still reeling from years of war. Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister, Rachel, seemingly abandoned by their parents, have been left in the care of an enigmatic figure they call The Moth. They suspect he may be a criminal and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come 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) the siblings. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And how should Nathaniel and Rachel feel when their mother returns without their father after months of silence—explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand during that time, and it is this journey—through reality, recollection, and imagination—that is told in this magnificent novel.