By Eleanor Catton
From the acclaimed writer of The practice session comes a unique a couple of younger girl on trial for homicide in nineteenth-century New Zealand.
On a blustery January day, a prostitute is arrested. in the course of the 1866 gold rush at the coast of latest Zealand, this would have long past left out. yet 3 striking occasions ensue on that very same day: a luckless inebriated dies, a filthy rich guy vanishes, and a ship's captain of ailing reputation cancels all of his enterprise and weighs anchor, as though making an break out. Anna Wetherell, the prostitute in query, is attached to all 3 males.
This series of it seems that coincidental occasions provokes a mystery council of robust townsmen to enquire. yet they're interrupted through the coming of a stranger: younger Walter Moody, who has a mystery of his own...
THE LUMINARIES is an intricately crafted feat of storytelling, a secret that unearths the methods our interconnected lives reshape our destinies.