English Passengers

Product Number: EB00148399
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307484314
Publisher: Anchor
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Description

In 1857 when Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs, they are forced to put their ship up for charter. The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other side of the globe. The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson believes the Garden of Eden was on the island of Tasmania. His traveling partner, Dr. Thomas Potter, unbeknownst to Wilson, is developing a sinister thesis about the races of men. Meanwhile, an aboriginal in Tasmania named Peevay recounts his people's struggles against the invading British, a story that begins in 1824, moves into the present with approach of the English passengers in 1857, and extends into the future in 1870. These characters and many others come together in a storm of voices that vividly bring a past age to life.

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Author(s): Matthew Kneale
Awards:2000-Fiction-Shortlist-Man Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Dec 10, 2008

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CD
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Author(s): Matthew Kneale
Product Number C1637
Released: Jan 25, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402515415
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Author(s): Matthew Kneale
Product Number Z1239
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449874469

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