THE LUMINARIES (WINNER OF THE 2013 MAN BOOKER PRIZE) - ELEANOR CATTON

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown and Company; First Edition (October 15, 2013)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 848 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780316074315
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316074315
Item Weight ‏ : ‎1100g
Condition : Very Good
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.75 x 2 x 9.75 inches

Sách hiện có tại 205 Trần Huy Liệu, phường 8, Phú Nhuận.

Summary 

"The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton is a sprawling and intricately crafted novel set in 19th-century New Zealand during the gold rush era. Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize, the novel weaves together elements of mystery, historical fiction, and psychological drama to create a mesmerizing tale of greed, deception, and destiny.

In the midst of the gold rush frenzy in the town of Hokitika, a diverse cast of characters becomes entangled in a complex web of secrets and intrigues. The story begins with the arrival of Walter Moody, a young prospector, who stumbles upon a clandestine meeting of twelve men gathered to discuss a series of mysterious events, including a wealthy man's disappearance, a prostitute's attempted suicide, and a fortune in stolen gold.

As Moody delves deeper into the town's secrets, he becomes embroiled in a labyrinthine plot involving a diverse array of characters, each with their own motives and desires. From the enigmatic Anna Wetherell, a beautiful prostitute with a troubled past, to the calculating Emery Staines, a wealthy prospector with a hidden agenda, the novel is populated by a rich tapestry of characters whose lives intersect in unexpected ways.

Through intricate plotting, evocative prose, and meticulous attention to historical detail, Catton creates a vivid portrait of a frontier town gripped by greed, ambition, and moral ambiguity. As the narrative unfolds, the novel explores themes of fate, fortune, and the interconnectedness of human lives, ultimately offering a profound meditation on the nature of destiny and the power of storytelling.

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