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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

the luminariesNew in on bargain book and highly recommended by John is The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton.

It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand’s gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a welathy 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 reinvention of the lore and power of the zodiac. It confirms Elanor Catton as one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament.

A bargain at €6, grab a copy of The Luminaries while you can. For more information, or to reserve a copy, simply contact us.

 

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