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Bright and Distant Shores

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Bright and Distant Shores
Title
Bright and Distant Shores
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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
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Smith, Dominic
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Bright and Distant Shores
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Publication
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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
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742693378
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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