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Sea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy)

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At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense 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 free-spirited 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 embraces the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the crowded 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.Such is the power of Ghosh's precise, understated prose that one occasionally wishes to turn the pages three at a time, eager to find out where Ghosh's tale is headed. - The Boston Globe

Synopsis:

At the heart of this vibrant saga--the first book in a new trilogy--is a vast ship, the "Ibis." Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, and its purpose is to fight in China's vicious 19th-century Opium Wars. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423373773
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
General
Read by:
Gigante, Phil
Read:
Gigante, Phil
Author:
Ghosh, Amitav
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Library
Series:
Ibis Trilogy
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.56x5.46x.61 in. .20 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details pages Brilliance Audio - English 9781423373773 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , At the heart of this vibrant saga--the first book in a new trilogy--is a vast ship, the "Ibis." Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, and its purpose is to fight in China's vicious 19th-century Opium Wars. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.
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