Sea of Poppies
by Amitav Ghosh (9780374174224)

Sea of Poppies
Amitav Ghosh
Release Date: 14 October 2008
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 515
Category: Historical Fiction
ISBN: 9780374174224
ISBN-10: 0374174229

A "San Francisco Chronicle" Best Book of 2008
A "Chicago"" Tribune" Best Book of 2008
A "Washington"" Post" Best Book of 2008
An "Economist" Best Book of 2008
A "New York" Best Book of 2008
A "Christian Science Monitor" Best Book of 2008
A "Publishers Weekly "Best Book of 2008
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the "Ibis," Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.
In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a freespirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as "jahaj-bhais," or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races, and generations.
The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, the exotic backstreets of Canton. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, that makes "Sea of Poppies "so breathtakingly alive--a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.

AUD $45.95

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.

View other Amitav Ghosh titles like "Sea of Poppies"

Write a customer review of Sea of Poppies.

If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend

Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Shopping Cart Customer Support

International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide