• Hello,Welcome to Play.com.  . (Not youSign in?) | Register
  • 0 SuperPoints
  • Your Account
  • Help

SuperPoints

13

SuperPoints
The Luminaries

The Luminaries | Hardback

Released on 01 August 2013

Author: Eleanor Catton | Format: Hardback

Condition:  New

In stockShipping now

RRP £18.99 Save £6.71

£12.28 Free delivery

Earn 13 SuperPoints What are SuperPoints?

Available Delivery Options (find out more)

  • Standard delivery estimate: 17th Jul - 21st Jul

Comment: This copy of "The Luminaries" is brand new and waiting for you in our UK warehouse. Order before 1.30pm and we'll send it today and it should be with you within 4 working days for UK or 10 working days for EU.

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore 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 patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement for someone still in her mid-20s, and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament. Governor General's Literary Award: Fiction Category (2013) ; Man Booker Prize for Fiction (2013)