Sea of Poppies

A Novel
Product Number: EB00102511
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429930819
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At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a freespirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races, and generations. The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, the exotic backstreets of Canton. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, that makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive-a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.

Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Series: Ibis Series No: 1
Awards:2008-Fiction-Shortlist-Man Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Sep 29, 2009

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Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Narrator(s): Phil Gigante
Product Number BN0354
Released: Sep 27, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781455826896

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