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The luminaries : a novel /

by Catton, Eleanor [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2013Edition: First United States edition.Description: 834 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780316074315 :; 0316074314.Content Type: text; Media Type: unmediated; Carrier Type: volumeSubject(s): Immigrants -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Criminal investigation -- New Zealand -- Fiction | New Zealand -- History -- 1853-1876 -- Fiction | New Zealand -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction | Prostitutes -- Fiction | Trials (Murder) -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Criminal investigation | Gold mines and mining | Immigrants | Prostitutes | Trials (Murder) | New Zealand | 1853 - 1876 | Mystery fiction | Fiction | History
Contents:
A sphere within a sphere -- Auguries - The house of self-undoing -- Paenga-wha-wha -- Weight and lucre -- The widow and the weeds -- Domicile -- The truth about Aurora -- Mutable Earth -- Matters of succession -- Orion sets when Scorpio rises -- The old moon in the young moon's arms.
Awards: Governor General's Award, 2013.Awards: Man Booker Prize, 2013Summary: This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.
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"Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, August 2013."--Verso of title page.

A sphere within a sphere -- Auguries - The house of self-undoing -- Paenga-wha-wha -- Weight and lucre -- The widow and the weeds -- Domicile -- The truth about Aurora -- Mutable Earth -- Matters of succession -- Orion sets when Scorpio rises -- The old moon in the young moon's arms.

This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.

Governor General's Award, 2013.

Man Booker Prize, 2013

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