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The Luminaries


Συγγραφέας: Catton Eleanor
Εκδότης: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847084323
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 848
Προτεινόμενη Ηλικία: From 0 to 0 years
Διαστάσεις: 20x6x13
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

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Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Luminaries"

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013

Winner of the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Catton Eleanor
ISBN: 9781847084323
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/01/2014
Εκδότης: Granta Books
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 848
Προτεινόμενη ηλικία: From 0 to 0 years
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 590 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x6x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: illustrations

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