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The Resource Bright and Distant Shores

Bright and Distant Shores

Label
Bright and Distant Shores
Title
Bright and Distant Shores
Statement of responsibility
Dominic Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant novel that is at once a rollicking yarn and a beautiful love story, with an amazing cast of unforgettable characters and exotic settings - a feat of imagination and storytelling.They were showing the savages on the rooftop - that was the word at the kerbstone.Set amid the skyscrapers of 1890s Chicago and the far-flung islands of the South Pacific, Bright and Distant Shores is both a sweeping epic and a triumph of lyrical storytelling. Chicago First Equitable has won the race to construct the world's tallest building and its president, Hale Gray, hits upon a surefire way to make it an enduring landmark: to establish on the roof an exhibition of real-life 'savages'. He sponsors a South Seas voyage to collect not only weaponry and artefacts, but also 'several natives related by blood' for the company's rooftop spectacle. Caught up in this scheme are two orphans: Owen Graves, the voyage's head trader from Chicago's South Side, and Argus Niu, a mission houseboy in Melanesia - two young men haunted by their pasts.With echoes of Melville, Doctorow and Carey, Bright and Distant Shores is at once a remarkable love story and a breathtaking adventure that chronicles the clash of the tribal and the civilised at a pivotal moment in history. An extraordinary feat of imagination and storytelling, it will wholly seduce you
Summary
When a late-19th-century Chicago insurance magnate sponsors a South Seas expedition to collect various Melanesian artifacts, his schemes ensnare two orphans including a recently engaged itinerant trader and a mission houseboy who longs to be reunited with his sister
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Writing style
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393865
Cataloging source
ANL
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Smith, Dominic
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Bright and Distant Shores
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2e17d50c-80d0-41f9-8145-bdf1c33c241e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742693378
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bright and Distant Shores
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2e17d50c-80d0-41f9-8145-bdf1c33c241e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742693378
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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