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River of Smoke

River of Smoke

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Contributor(s) Amitav Ghosh
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Key Features Shortlisted for The Economist Crossword Book Award and the Man Asian Literary Prize About the Book: River of Smoke An absolute masterpiece of twenty-first century literature from the master storytellerIn 1838, the Ibis, carrying a cargo of convicts and labourers,falls victim to a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. Among the survivorsare Neel, a pampered raja charged with embezzlement Paulette, aFrench orphan masquerading as a deck-hand and Deeti, a widowedpoppy grower fleeing India with her lover. Also caught in the stormis Anahita, owned by the wealthy Parsi merchant Bahram Modi, whichholds the largest consignment of opium ever to leave India. And theRedruth, which carries Frederick Penrose, a horticulturistdetermined to track down Chinas rare and priceless plants. Theywill all converge in Canton, on the edge of China, as the Opium Warbegins to rage. About the Author: Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in Bangladesh, SriLanka and India. He studied at the universities of Delhi andOxford, and has taught at a number of institutions. River of Smokeis the second in the Ibis trilogy, which was shortlisted for theMan Asian Literary Prize and The Hindu Literary Prize in 2011. Thefirst of the trilogy, the bestselling Sea of Poppies, wasshortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008. Ghoshs other worksinclude The Circle of Reason (Prix Mdicis Etranger Award), TheShadow Lines (Sahitya Akademi Award), In an Antique Land, TheCalcutta Chromosome (Arthur C. Clarke Award), Dancing in Cambodiaand Other Essays, Countdown, The Glass Palace (Grand Prize forFiction at the Frankfurt International e-books Awards), The Imamand the Indian and The Hungry Tide (Best Work in English Fiction,Hutch Crossword Book Award). In 2007 he was awarded the GrinzaneCavour Prize and in 2010 the Dan David Prize.Amitav Ghosh currently divides his time between Calcutta, Goaand Brooklyn. ReviewsA stirring portrayal of the Past-The New York TimesA sub

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Language English
Publication Date October 5, 2012
Publisher Penguin India
Contributor(s) Amitav Ghosh
Binding Paperback
Page Count 568
ISBN 10 0143419137
ISBN 13 9780143419136
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