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|ISBN:||9780316074315 : 0316074314|
|Notes:||"Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, August 2013."--Verso of title page.|
|Awards:||Governor General's Award, 2013.
Man Booker Prize, 2013
|Description:||834 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||A sphere within a sphere --
Auguries - The house of self-undoing --
Weight and lucre --
The widow and the weeds --
The truth about Aurora --
Mutable Earth --
Matters of succession --
Orion sets when Scorpio rises --
The old moon in the young moon's arms.
This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.
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- Immigrants -- New Zealand -- Fiction.
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- New Zealand -- History -- 1853-1876 -- Fiction.
- New Zealand -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction.
- Prostitutes -- Fiction.
- Trials (Murder) -- New Zealand -- Fiction.
- Criminal investigation.
- Gold mines and mining.
- Trials (Murder)
- New Zealand.
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