The Luminaries

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

The bestselling, guy Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a actual fulfillment. Catton has outfitted a full of life parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a unique for the twenty first, anything completely new. The pages fly."--New York occasions booklet Review

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his declare in New Zealand's booming gold rush. at the stormy evening of his arrival, he stumbles throughout a stressful collecting of 12 neighborhood males who've met in mystery to debate a chain of unexplained occasions: a prosperous guy has vanished, a prostitute has attempted to finish her existence, and an immense cache of gold has been chanced on in the house of a luckless under the influence of alcohol. Moody is quickly drawn right into a community of fates and fortunes that's as complicated and exquisitely ornate because the evening sky.

Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century global of transport, banking, and gold rush growth and bust, THE LUMINARIES is without delay a fiendishly shrewdpermanent ghost tale, a gripping page-turner, and an exciting novelistic success. It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is without doubt one of the brightest stars within the foreign literary firmament.

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