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Date/Time: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 19:00


October Book Club Meeting

All AWCH members are cordially invited to join the Book Club on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm. The book we will be reading is "Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje. This novel was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.

Man Booker judge's comment . "Wonderfully atmospheric, beautifully paced, subtle storytelling. Warlight contains an incredible array of characters through whom Ondaatje tells the hidden, barely spoke, tale of war, especially as it impacts on children. Ondaatje skillfully moves back and forth through time, finally offering an extraordinary narrative twist that feels as earned as it is unexpected."

Synopsis : 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 criminal and both grow 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 to educate (in their 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. (The Man Booker Prize 2018)

We hope that you will join us!  



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