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The Luminaries

A Novel

By Eleanor Catton, 1985- author

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly."--New York Times Book Review

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.

Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, THE LUMINARIES is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement. It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament.

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Publish Date

2013

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9780316074315


Format: Book
Author: Catton, Eleanor, 1985- author
Summary: This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.
Title: The luminaries : a novel / Eleanor Catton.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Subject: Immigrants -- New Zealand -- Fiction. Criminal investigation -- New Zealand -- Fiction. Prostitutes -- Fiction Trials (Murder) -- New Zealand -- Fiction. New Zealand -- History -- 1853-1876 -- Fiction. New Zealand -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780316074315 0316074314
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: F Catton
Oclc: 827082565
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Bib Id: 460630

Format: Book
Author: Catton, Eleanor, 1985- author.
Summary: This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.
Title: The luminaries : a novel / Eleanor Catton.
Edition: First United States edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Description: 834 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: Immigrants -- New Zealand -- Fiction.
Subjects: Criminal investigation -- New Zealand -- Fiction.
Subjects: Prostitutes -- Fiction
Subjects: Trials (Murder) -- New Zealand -- Fiction.
Subjects: New Zealand -- History -- 1853-1876 -- Fiction.
Subjects: New Zealand -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction.
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, August 2013."--Verso of title page.
Notes: Man Booker Prize, 2013
LCCN: 2013941814
ISBN: 9780316074315
ISBN: 0316074314
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: F Catton