River of Smoke : Ibis Trilogy Book 2
by Amitav Ghosh
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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“As hypnotic as an opium dream and rather unputdownable Daily MailIn September 1838, a storm rises over the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a cargo of prisoners and immigrant workers from Calcutta, Mauritius, is caught in the whirlwindWhen the sea settled, five men disappeared – two lascars, two condemned and one of the passengersAt the same storm turn the fortune of those aboard the Anahita, an opium carrier headed towards CantonAnd what happened to those aboard the Redruth, a robust two-masted brick heading east from CornwallIt was the storm that altered its course or were the destinies of those passengers, at the mercy of even more powerful forcesOn the large scale of a historical fresco, the Smoke River follows the storm-jeté characters to the crowded ports of ChinaThere are, despite the emperor’s efforts to stop them, ships from Europe and India exchange their shipments of opium for cans of tea, silk, porcelain and silver.Among them, Bahram Modi, a rich Parsi opium merchant from Bombay, his ex-half-Chinese son Ah Fatt, the orphans Paulette and a heterogeneous collection of others, whose pursuit of love, wealth and a legendary rare flower have thrown togetherAll struggle to cope with their losses – and, for some, fundamental freedoms in the narrow, crowded streets of 19th century CantonThat the transport and bewitching as an opiate induced by the dream, the Smoke River will soon be considered a masterpiece of the twenty-first century, literature
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