Warlight by Michael Ondaatje follows an Englishman named Nathaniel in his teenage years and adulthood. Nathaniel was a teenager in the 1940s and was informed that his mother had worked as a spy for the British government. Years after his mother was killed by foreign operatives, Nathaniel resolved to discover the exact nature of his mother’s espionage work. The novel explores themes of love, family, secrecy, coming of age, and espionage.
Warlight Lesson Plans contain 155 pages of teaching material, including: