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The Luminaries free pdf 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 trafficker 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 the powerful town rulers to form a secret council to investigate what they believe is a conspiracy to murder. But their clandestine meeting is interrupted by the arrival of a stranger: young Walter Moody has come to seek his fortune on the goldfields, and he, it turns out, has a secret of his own...
Both epic and intimate, THE LUMINARIES is an astonishing feat of storytelling, an intricately crafted novel that takes readers behind the scenes of a mystery to reveal how destiny is reshaped when circumstances shift, but everything remains connected.

About Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton was awarded the 2013 Man Booker Prize for "The Luminaries." Her first novel, "The Rehearsal," won the 2009 Betty Trask Award and the Adam Prize in Creative Writing, and was long-listed for the Orange Prize and short-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and an MA in fiction writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. Born in Canada, Catton was raised in New Zealand, where she now lives.

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Author : Eleanor Catton
Publisher : Reagan Arthur Books
Data Published : 15 October 2013
ISBN : 0316074314
EAN : 9780316074315
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 832 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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