River Of Smoke: A Novel (The Ibis Trilogy)

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A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal; among the dozens flailing for survival are Neel, the pampered raja who has been convicted of embezzlement; Paulette, the French orphan masquerading as a deck-hand; and Deeti, the widowed poppy grower fleeing her homeland with her lov...

Series: The Ibis Trilogy (Book 2)
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First edition (September 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374174237
ISBN-13: 978-0374174231
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 527590
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook

Get your recipes online. Any book written by Sid Griffin which I have purchased are well researched on their music, highly recommended. We highly recommend this book if you want to be a better spades player. book River Of Smoke: A Novel (The Ibis Trilogy) Pdf. Gifted with a copy for an honest review. Library of Congress. A crafty and masterful storyteller, Holmsby grabs the reader's attention right from the onset with a wonderful opening scene with the inimitable Bijoux. An independent scholar who has studied the water, economy, and environment of California since 1980, he has worked professionally in environmental consulting, for the city of Berkeley in housing economics and policy, and most recently with environmental nonprofit organizations focused on California and its Bay-Delta Estuary. The three children are Roberta (12), Peter (10), and Phyllis (8).
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Ghosh is a very clever wordsmith, and his knowledge of slang, colloquialism, and epithet of the period extends to several languages; he also has an extensive knowledge of maritime technology, geopolitics, and other elements of the historical backgrou...

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he storm also threatens the clipper ship Anahita, groaning with the largest consignment of opium ever to leave India for Canton. And the Redruth, a nursery ship, carries Frederick "Fitcher" Penrose, a horticulturist determined to track down the priceless treasures of China that are hidden in plain sight: its plants that have the power to heal, or beautify, or intoxicate. All will converge in Canton's Fanqui-town, or Foreign Enclave: a tumultuous world unto itself where civilizations clash and sometimes fuse. It is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars.Spectacular coincidences, startling reversals of fortune, and tender love stories abound. But this is much more than an irresistible page-turner. The blind quest for money, the primacy of the drug trade, the concealment of base impulses behind the rhetoric of freedom: in River of Smoke the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries converge, and the result is a consuming historical novel with powerful contemporary resonance. Critics praised Sea of Poppies for its vibrant storytelling, antic humor, and rich narrative scope; now Amitav Ghosh continues the epic that has charmed and compelled readers all over the globe.