The Luminaries

by Eleanor Catton


Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013

There was this large world of rolling time and shifting spaces, and that small, stilled world of horror and unease – they fit inside each other, a sphere within a sphere.

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous sum of money has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

From the author of the award-winning global phenomenon The Rehearsal comes a breath-taking feat of storytelling where everything is connected, but nothing is as it seems.

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 834 Pages
Imprint: VUP 
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780864739889

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