The Luminaries

The Luminaries

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The Luminaries

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… (more)

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A story that demands your concentration and that devours your mind as much as your mind devours it, The Luminaries will yield a great deal of satisfaction… eventually. Literary gold.

The Luminaries is a romance in the small, individual sense and in the broadest way, too, as beauty, hope and love battle to overcome greed and ugliness.

Book Details  

Publisher: Granta Books (July 29, 2013)

Format: EPUB

File size: 4.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Man Booker Prize 2013 winner, Governor General's Award for Fiction 2013 winner

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