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River of Smoke
by Amitav Ghosh


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A "New York Times Book Review" Editors' Choice
A "Washington Post" Notable Fiction Book of Year
A NPR Best Book of the Year

In Amitav Ghosh's "Sea of Poppies," the Ibis began its treacherous journey across the Indian Ocean, bound for the cane fields of Mauritius with a cargo of indentured servants.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A "New York Times Book Review" Editors' Choice
A "Washington Post" Notable Fiction Book of Year
A NPR Best Book of the Year

In Amitav Ghosh's "Sea of Poppies," the Ibis began its treacherous journey across the Indian Ocean, bound for the cane fields of Mauritius with a cargo of indentured servants. Now, in "River of Smoke," the former slave ship flounders in the Bay of Bengal, caught in the midst of a deadly cyclone. The storm also threatens the clipper ship Anahita, groaning with the largest consignment of opium ever to leave India for Canton. Meanwhile, the Redruth, a nursery ship, carries horticulturists determined to track down the priceless botanical treasures of China. All will converge in Canton's Fanqui-town, or Foreign Enclave, a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars. A spectacular adventure, but also a bold indictment of global avarice, "River of Smoke" is a consuming historical novel with powerful contemporary resonance.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250013750
  • ISBN-10: 1250013755
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 521
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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