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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Luminaries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eleanor Catton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 864
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 889 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316074292
    ISBN 10: 0316074292
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022060
    B&T Approval Code: A25905000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 75
    BIC subject category V2: FFH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FV, FFH
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    BACK BAY BOOKS
    Imprint name
    BACK BAY BOOKS
    Publication date
    07 October 2014
    Author Information
    Eleanor Cattonholds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop andan MA in fiction writing from the InternationalInstitute of Modern Letters. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
    Review quote
    """The type of novel that you will devour only to discover that you can't find anything of equal scope and excitement to read once you have finished...Do yourself a favour and read "The Luminaries."" "The Independent""