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The Luminaries

The astonishing and epic second novel from the prize-winning author of The Rehearsal, WINNER of the 2013 Booker Prize for Fiction.


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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.

  • Published
    01/10/2013
  • Publisher
    Granta Books
  • Author
    Eleanor Catton
  • Number of Pages
    848
  • Product Height
    23.7 cm
  • Product Width
    15.6 cm
  • Product Weight
    0.878 kg
  • Country Of Origin
    London Great Britian
  • Gender
    Both
  • Promotion Type
  • Product Code
    WCC100000000036616
  • Reference Number
    036616
  • Article Number
    8381425
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