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Flood of Fire
by Amitav Ghosh


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A "Christian Science Monitor" Best Fiction Book of the Year
A "Guardian" Best Book of the Year
A "San Francisco Chronicle" Best Book of the Year

The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy

It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A "Christian Science Monitor" Best Fiction Book of the Year
A "Guardian" Best Book of the Year
A "San Francisco Chronicle" Best Book of the Year

The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy

It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade. Among those consigned is Kesri Singh, a soldier in the army of the East India Company. He makes his way eastward on the "Hind," a transport ship that will carry him from Bengal to Hong Kong.

Along the way, many characters from the Ibis Trilogy come aboard, including Zachary Reid, a young American speculator in opium futures, and Shireen, the widow of an opium merchant whose mysterious death in China has compelled her to seek out his lost son. The "Hind" docks in Hong Kong just as war breaks out and opium is pouring into the market like monsoon flood. From Bombay to Calcutta, from naval engagements to the decks of a hospital ship, among embezzlement, profiteering, and espionage, Amitav Ghosh s "Flood of Fire" charts a breathless course through the culminating moment of the British opium trade and vexed colonial history."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250094711
  • ISBN-10: 1250094712
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 624

Series: Ibis Trilogy

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