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"In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork."--
Publisher: [Toronto] : McClelland & Stewart, 2018.
Edition: Hardcover edition 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780771073786
Branch Call Number: ONDAA
Characteristics: 289 pages ; 22 cm


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0701 May 26, 2018

Boring. Didn't finish it. Very disappointed.

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0701 May 26, 2018

Boring. Didn't finish it. Very disappointed.

May 15, 2018

This novel is set in London, post-WW II, and tells the story of a teenage brother and sister whose parents left them in the care of others. The mother's activities are an enigma, but this book is not really a mystery but rather a character exploration. It is beautifully written.

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