Sacred Hunger

by Barry Unsworth | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140119930 Global Overview for this book
Registered by xtrdnry of Parkdale, Victoria Australia on 12/5/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by xtrdnry from Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Thursday, December 05, 2019
Sacred Hunger is a stunning and engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed. Filled with the "sacred hunger" to expand its empire and its profits, England entered full into the slave trade and spread the trade throughout its colonies. In this Booker Prize-winning work, Barry Unsworth follows the failing fortunes of William Kemp, a merchant pinning his last chance to a slave ship; his son who needs a fortune because he is in love with an upper-class woman; and his nephew who sails on the ship as its doctor because he has lost all he has loved. The voyage meets its demise when disease spreads among the slaves and the captain's drastic response provokes a mutiny. Joining together, the sailors and the slaves set up a secret, utopian society in the wilderness of Florida, only to await the vengeance of the single-minded, young Kemp.

Journal Entry 2 by xtrdnry at SI Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, December 06, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (12/6/2019 UTC) at SI Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Sunday, December 08, 2019
Caught at SI.

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