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    DescriptionIt 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.


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    Title
    The Luminaries (Man Booker Prize winner 2013)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eleanor Catton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 848
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 63 mm
    Weight: 557 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847084323
    ISBN 10: 184708432X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022060
    Libri: NEUS1210
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BIC subject category V2: FFH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: FFH
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    03 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    ELEANOR CATTON was born in 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand. Her debut novel The Rehearsal garnered prizes and acclaim around the world, including the 2009 Betty Trask Award. It has since been published in 17 territories and 12 languages. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she also held an adjunct professorship, and an MA in fiction writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.