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Author Catton, Eleanor, 1985-
Title The luminaries : a novel / Eleanor Catton.
Imprint New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Edition First United States edition.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PR9639.4.C39 L86 2013    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PR9639.4.C39 L86 2013    AVAILABLE  
Author Catton, Eleanor, 1985-
Subject Immigrants -- New Zealand -- Fiction.
Criminal investigation -- New Zealand -- Fiction.
Prostitutes -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- New Zealand -- Fiction.
New Zealand -- History -- 1853-1876 -- Fiction.
New Zealand -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction.
Description 834 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Edition First United States edition.
Note "Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, August 2013"--Title page verso.
Contents A sphere within a sphere -- Auguries -- The house of self-undoing -- Paenga-wha-wha -- Weight and lucre -- The widow and the weeds -- Domicile -- The truth about Aurora -- Mutable Earth -- Matters of succession -- Orion sets when Scorpio rises -- The old moon in the young moon's arms.
Summary This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.
Awards Governor General's Award, 2013
Man Booker Prize, 2013
ISBN 9780316074315 : $27.00
0316074314
OCLC # 827082565


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