by Michael Ondaatje - £8.99 Vintage Publishing (Vintage) (2019)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781784708344 | ISBN 10: 1784708348
**LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018**
**FINALIST FOR THE 2018 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE**
It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz. 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 all who seem determined to protect Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be?
A dozen years later, Nathaniel journeys through recollection, reality and imagination to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, to piece together a story that feels something like the truth.
(Price & availability last checked: July 2019)