Sacred Hunger

Author(s): Barry Unsworth
Awards:1992-Fiction-Winner-Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2012
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Audio (22.27 hours)
Product Number: Z100027662
Released: Apr 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792786634
Narrator/s: David Rintoul
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Sacred Hunger is a stunning and engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed. Filled with the "sacred hunger" to expand its empire and its profits, England entered fully into the slave trade and spread the trade throughout its colonies. In the Booker Prize-winning work, Barry Unsworth follows the failing fortunes of William Kemp, a merchant pinning his last chance to a slave ship; his son who needs a fortune because he is in love with an upper-class woman; and his nephew who sails on the ship as its doctor because he has lost all he has loved. The voyage meets its demise when disease spreads among the slaves and the captain's drastic response provokes a mutiny. Joining together, the sailors and the slaves set up a secret, utopian society in the wilderness of Florida, only to await the vengeance of the single-minded, young Kemp.

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Author(s): Barry Unsworth
Product Number EB00148791
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307948441

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