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The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton

Paperback Published: 7th October 2014
ISBN: 9780316074292
Number Of Pages: 864

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The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new.

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.

Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement. It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament.

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"To say that The Luminaries is daringly ambitious in its reach and scope doesn't really do it justice." The Wall Street Journal"

ISBN: 9780316074292
ISBN-10: 0316074292
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 864
Published: 7th October 2014
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.39  x 3.73
Weight (kg): 0.89

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