Warlight by Michael Ondaatje


Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I listened to this story as an audio book and it was an interesting tale!  It is the story about two siblings, Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel in 1945, just after World War II.  They are living in London at the time and suddenly their parents leave them in the care of a mysterious man named “The Moth”, as they head off to Singapore, for reasons that are not told to Nathaniel or Rachel.

They start to think that “The Moth” is a criminal as they dwell under the same roof and his eccentric crew of friends stop by regularly, all who have a shared history of unspecified service during the war.  Each seem to protect and educate the two children, sometimes in odd ways.  But who are these people and why did their parents up and leave them with a stranger?

One day, after many months, their mother returns and without their father.  No explanation, or reasoning.  Many years later Nathaniel begins to uncover the truth of his mother’s hidden agenda and her unexpected role she played during and after the war.

Available on Amazon – Warlight by Michael Ondaatje


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