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The Resource River of smoke, Amitav Ghosh, (sound recording)

River of smoke, Amitav Ghosh, (sound recording)

Label
River of smoke
Title
River of smoke
Statement of responsibility
Amitav Ghosh
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The 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 home­ land with her lover, Kalua. The 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 "Fitcher" Penrose, a horticulturist determined to track down the priceless treasures of China that are hidden in plain sight: plants that have the power to heal, or beautify, or intoxicate. All will converge in Canton's Fanqui-Town, or For­ eign Enclave: a tumultuous world unto it­ self where civilizations clash and sometimes fuse. It is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars. Spectacular coincidences, startling re­ versals 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 meet, and the result is a consuming historical novel with powerful contemporary reso­ nance. Critics praised Sea of Poppies for its vibrant storytelling, antic humor, and rich narrative scope; now Amitav Ghosh con­ tinues the epic that has charmed and com­ pelled readers all over the globe"--
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Ghosh, Amitav
PerformerNote
Performed by Sanjiv Jhaveri
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Jhaveri, Sanjiv
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  • Sailors
  • Social classes
  • Voyages and travels
  • Opium trade
  • Talking books
  • Schooners
  • India
Label
River of smoke, Amitav Ghosh, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • MP3-CD
  • Unabridged
  • Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Control code
000047792803
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
2 sound discs (MP3) (22 hr., 31 min.)
Isbn
9781423373834
Other physical details
digital
Label
River of smoke, Amitav Ghosh, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • MP3-CD
  • Unabridged
  • Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Control code
000047792803
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
2 sound discs (MP3) (22 hr., 31 min.)
Isbn
9781423373834
Other physical details
digital

Library Locations

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