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Sea of Poppies - Ibis Trilogy Book 1 (Electronic book text, Digital original)
Sea of Poppies - Ibis Trilogy Book 1 (Electronic book text, Digital original): Amitav Ghosh

Sea of Poppies - Ibis Trilogy Book 1 (Electronic book text, Digital original)

Amitav Ghosh

Series: Ibis Trilogy

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008 'Sea of Poppies boasts a varied collection of characters to love and hate, and provides wonderfully detailed descriptions . . . utterly involving and piles on tension until the very last page' Sunday Times At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations. The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the exotic backstreets of China. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, which makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive -- a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists. To find out what happens next make sure to read River of Smoke and Flood of Fire.


Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Ibis Trilogy
Release date: October 2008
First published: 2008
Authors: Amitav Ghosh
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 544
Edition: Digital original
ISBN-13: 978-1-84854-141-2
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-84854-141-4
Barcode: 9781848541412

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