Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York

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"New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat arrives at a countinghouse door on Golden Hill Street: this is Mr. Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion shimmering. For in his pocket, he has what seems to be an order for a thousand pounds, a huge sum, and he won't explain why, or where he comes from, or what he is planning to do in the colonies that requires so much money. Should the New York merchants trust him? Should they risk their credit and refuse to pay? Should they befriend him, seduce him, arrest him; maybe even kill him? Rich in language and historical perception, yet compulsively readable, Golden Hill is a story "taut with twists and turns" that "keeps you gripped until its tour-de-force conclusion" (The Times, London). Spufford paints an irresistible picture of a New York provokingly different from its later metropolitan self but already entirely a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love--and find a world of trouble"--
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New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction
New York (State) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
title_displayGolden Hill : a novel of old New York
title_fullGolden Hill / Francis Spufford
Golden Hill : a novel of old New York / Francis Spufford
Golden Hill A Novel of Old New York
Golden Hill [text (large print)] : a novel of old New York / by Francis Spufford
title_shortGolden Hill
title_subA Novel of Old New York
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Literature