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The luminaries : a novel

Author: Eleanor Catton
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First United States editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Catton
ISBN: 9780316074315 : 0316074314
OCLC Number: 827082565
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, August 2013"--Title page verso.
Awards: Governor General's Award, 2013.
Man Booker Prize, 2013
Description: 834 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Eleanor Catton.

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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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