The luminaries : a novel / Eleanor Catton.

Authors: Catton, Eleanor, 1985- , author.
Call number: FIC CAT
Publication: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Publication date: 2013.
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.
Title: The luminaries : a novel / Eleanor Catton.
Edition: First United States edition.
Physical description: 834 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents note: 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.
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, August 2013."--Verso of title page.
Summary note: 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 note: Man Booker Prize, 2013
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN: 9780316074315 (pbk.)
0316074314 (pbk.)
LCCN: 2013941814
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