The luminaries: a novel

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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. The pages fly."--New York Times Book Review 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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Full title luminaries
Author catton eleanor
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Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Criminal investigation -- New Zealand -- Fiction, Immigrants -- New Zealand -- Fiction, New Zealand -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction, New Zealand -- History -- 1853-1876 -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, New Zealand
title_display The luminaries : a novel
title_full The Luminaries, The luminaries : a novel / Eleanor Catton, The luminaries [sound recording] : a novel / Eleanor Catton
title_short The luminaries :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Criminal investigation, Fiction, Gold discoveries, Historical Fiction, History, Immigrants, Suspense fiction, New Zealand