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The Luminaries

Author: Eleanor Catton
Publisher: London : Granta, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. (Publisher).
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Catton
ISBN: 9781847084316 1847084311 9781847088765 1847088767
OCLC Number: 851827301
Awards: Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: People's Choice 2014
Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: Fiction 2014
Winner of Governor General's Literary Award: Fiction Category 2013
Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013
Long-listed for Dylan Thomas Prize 2014
Long-listed for Booker Prize for Fiction 2013
Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013 (UK)
Winner of Australian Book Design Awards 2014 (Australia)
Description: 832 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: by Eleanor Catton.

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