The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – June update

The June selection is Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. The story starts with: “In 1945, our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals” says 14 year-old Nathaniel, who with his older sister Rachel finds himself living in bombed-out London with two shady characters known as “The Moth” and “The Pimlico Darter.” .. (It seems almost like a children’s adventure story, but its shadows run increasingly deep as Nathaniel, growing older, uncovers the network of deception that masks his mother’s spy-work. When the trail of factual discoveries grows cold, he imagines a past he can never truly know, composing, in effect, a dreamlike memoir of his “lost inheritance.” …Ondaatje…has written a wonderfully varied, blazingly literary, and gut-twistingly emotional story that will leave readers grateful for whatever solidity their own families can claim…” “(Amazon) – Join the discussion on Tuesday, June 4.

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