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Sea of Poppies [With Earbuds] (Playaway Adult Fiction) (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Amitav Ghosh, Phil Gigante (Read by)
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At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its purpose to fight Chinas 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 free-spirited 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 embraces the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the crowded 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 worlds finest novelists.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781608126972
ISBN-10: 1608126978
Publisher: Findaway World
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Language: English
Series: Playaway Adult Fiction