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The luminaries: a novel

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New York : Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
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834, 14 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

6 copies on order.


The winner of the Man Booker Prize, this "expertly written, perfectly constructed" bestseller (The Guardian) is now a Starz miniseries.  
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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First Back Bay paperback edition.
9780316074292, 0316074292, 9780316074315, 0316074314


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APA Citation (style guide)

Catton, E. (2014). The luminaries: a novel. First Back Bay paperback edition. New York, Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Catton, Eleanor, 1985-. 2014. The Luminaries: A Novel. New York, Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company.

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Catton, Eleanor, 1985-, The Luminaries: A Novel. New York, Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

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Catton, Eleanor. The Luminaries: A Novel. First Back Bay paperback edition. New York, Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

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