The Luminaries

by Eleanor Catton | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 184708432X Global Overview for this book
Registered by prizzy of Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 7/30/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by prizzy from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, July 30, 2016
It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve 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 fortune 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 ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page-turner.

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