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It’s so fresh from the nib of the writer’s pen that it doesn’t even have a book cover image yet…

But May 2018 will see the publication of Michael Ondaatje’s first novel since 2012. Warlight promises to be something quite special!

From the publisher’s website:

“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.”

You can pre-order your copy now (with a 10% discount) by clicking on the image above. The release date is 14 May, 2018.

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