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    DescriptionFrom the acclaimed author of The Rehearsal comes a novel about a young woman on trial for murder in nineteenth-century New Zealand. On a blustery January day, a prostitute is arrested. In the midst of the 1866 gold rush on the coast of New Zealand, this might have gone unnoticed. But three notable events occur on that same day: a luckless drunk dies, a wealthy man vanishes, and a ship's captain of ill repute cancels all of his business and weighs anchor, as if making an escape. Anna Wetherell, the prostitute in question, is connected to all three men. This sequence of apparently coincidental events provokes a secret council of powerful townsmen to investigate. But they are interrupted by the arrival of a stranger: young Walter Moody, who has a secret of his own... THE LUMINARIES is an intricately crafted feat of storytelling, a mystery that reveals the ways our interconnected lives reshape our destinies.


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    Title
    The Luminaries (Man Booker Prize winner 2013)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eleanor Catton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 848
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316074315
    ISBN 10: 0316074314
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 823/.92
    B&T Approval Code: P24100000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 75
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 6.0.2.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: PR9639.4.C39 L86 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/DIXNAS
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Little Brown and Company
    Imprint name
    Little Brown and Company
    Publication date
    15 October 2013
    Author Information
    Born in Canada and raised in New Zealand, Eleanor Catton, 27, completed an MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2007 and won the Adam Prize in Creative Writing for her first novel, `The Rehearsal,` which was also long-listed for the Orange Prize and short-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. She studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop as the recipient of the 2008 Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship. She lives in New Zealand.
    Review quote
    "Note-perfect... [Catton's] authority and verve are so impressive that she can seemingly take us anywhere; each time, we trust her to lead us back...A remarkable accomplishment." -"Globe and Mail" ""