River of Smoke Ibis Trilogy Book 2

Lydfil / 2011 / Engelsk

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9781444722567
Publisert
2011
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John Murray Publishers Ltd
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01, G
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Engelsk
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River of Smoke Ibis Trilogy Book 2

Lydfil / 2011 / Engelsk
The second in the Ibis trilogy, this sweeping historical saga opens in Mauritius and follows characters both old and new as they journey by boat to China with the Opium war a constant backdrop to their travels. (P)2011 John Murray
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The sequel to the bestselling, Booker-shortlisted, Sea of Poppies
'Ghosh's narrative is enriched with a wealth of historical detail ... as well as intricate characterisation that makes interaction among the diverse group truly absorbing' * The Times *'Ripping post-colonial yarn ... Ghosh spins a fine story with a quite irresistible flow, breathing exuberant life ... an absorbing vision' * Guardian *'Sea of Poppies boasts a varied collection of characters to love and hate, and provides wonderfully detailed descriptions of opium production ... utterly involving and piles on tension until the very last page' * Peter Parker, Sunday Times *'The novel's strength lies in how thoroughly Ghosh fills out his research with his novelistic fantasy, seduced by each new situation that presents itself and each new character, so that the scenes read with a sensual freshness as if they were happening now' * Guardian *'For those who like to see history bought alive through the deployment of wave upon wave of plausible detail, River of Smoke should prove a marvellous read' * Literary Review *An utterly involving book * Sunday Times *'There can be fewer more exciting settings for a novel than a sea-tossed sailing ship ... Ghosh piles detail upon detail in a rumbustical adventure' * The Times *Praise for River of Smoke * --- *'Ghosh's novel is a tense, compelling account... The accumulation of minutiae puts the reader so firmly in the time and place that the whole thing becomes as hypnotic as an opium dream and pretty unputdownable' * Daily Mail *Praise for Sea of Poppies * --- *'The fantastic Anglo-Asian language they speak is infectious, and the sombre yet uncertain conclusion leaves one eager for the second novel in the trilogy' * Daily Telegraph *'This is a panoramic adventure story, with a Dickensian energy and scope' * Sunday Telegraph *
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The sequel to the bestselling, Booker-shortlisted, Sea of Poppies
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956 and grew up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford and has taught at a number of institutions, most recently Harvard, and written for many publications. He is the author of several novels including the bestselling Sea of Poppies which was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2008. He currently divides his time between Calcutta, Goa and Brooklyn.
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ISBN13
9781444722567
Publisert
2011
Utgiver
Vendor
John Murray Publishers Ltd
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Lydfil
Se alle
Forfatter