by Michael Ondaatje
Submitted byTerri S.
Years after growing up in the care of a group of mysterious protectors who served in vague ways during World War II, a young man endeavors to piece together the truth about his parents and the unconventional education he received
. Mesmerizing from the first sentence, rife with poignant insights and satisfying subplots, this novel about secrets and loss may be Ondaatje's best work yet. Dramatic, haunting, and superbly written – literary fiction at its best! (Adult Fiction)