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The Luminaries: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)

Catton, Eleanor

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ISBN 10: 0316074314 / ISBN 13: 9780316074315
Published by Little, Brown and Company, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2013
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Stated First United States Edition: October 2013. Full number line. Not price-clipped, remaindered or library withdrawn. Mylar-protected dust jacket. Clean, tight & bright. As new - appears unread. Opened only to place mylar book protector. Shipped padded in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 001450

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Title: The Luminaries: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition

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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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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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