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The Resource River of smoke, Amitav Ghosh

River of smoke, Amitav Ghosh

Label
River of smoke
Title
River of smoke
Statement of responsibility
Amitav Ghosh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amid a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, three vessels, and the diverse occupants within, converge on Canton's Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave, which is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars
Member of
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 homeland 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 Foreign Enclave: a tumultuous world unto itself where civilizations clash and sometimes fuse. It is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars.
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10008162
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.G536
LC item number
R58 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ibis trilogy
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
Label
River of smoke, Amitav Ghosh
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/231/9780374174231/image/lgcover.9780374174231.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in 2011 by John Murray (Publishers), Great Britain"--Title page verso
  • Sequel to: Sea of poppies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn706020980
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
522 pages
Isbn
9780374174231
Lccn
2011024409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780374174231
System control number
(OCoLC)706020980
Label
River of smoke, Amitav Ghosh
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/231/9780374174231/image/lgcover.9780374174231.jpg
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in 2011 by John Murray (Publishers), Great Britain"--Title page verso
  • Sequel to: Sea of poppies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn706020980
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
522 pages
Isbn
9780374174231
Lccn
2011024409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780374174231
System control number
(OCoLC)706020980

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