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Sea of poppies: Ibis Trilogy, Book 1

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At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.

In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a freespirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races, and generations.

The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, the exotic backstreets of Canton. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, that makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive—a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.

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At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.

In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a freespirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races, and generations.

The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, the exotic backstreets of Canton. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, that makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive—a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.

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seriesIbis trilogy
series_with_volumeIbis trilogy|1
subject_facetAudiobooks
Compact discs
Historical fiction
India -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction
Opium trade -- History -- Fiction
Sailors -- Fiction
Schooners -- Fiction
Social classes -- India -- Fiction
Travelers -- Fiction
Voyages and travels -- Fiction
title_displaySea of poppies
title_fullSea of Poppies Ibis Trilogy, Book 1
Sea of poppies / Amitav Ghosh
Sea of poppies [sound recording] / Amitav Ghosh
title_shortSea of poppies
title_subIbis Trilogy, Book 1
topic_facetFiction
History
Literature
Opium trade
Sailors
Schooners
Social classes
Social conditions
Travelers
Voyages and travels