The Luminaries

Author: Eleanor Catton
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  • : $45.00(NZD)
  • : 9780864738950
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
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  • : July 2013
  • : 240 x 160 mm
  • : New Zealand
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  • : books

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  • : Eleanor Catton
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  • : Hardback
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  • : very good
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Barcode 9780864738950
9780864738950

Description

 ‘There was this large world of rolling time and shifting spaces, and that small, stilled world of horror and unease – they fit inside each other, a sphere within a sphere.’ It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his 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 sum of money 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. From the author of the award-winning global phenomenon The Rehearsal comes a breathtaking feat of storytelling where everything is connected, but nothing is as it seems.