The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Luminaries cover

Walter Moody has seen some strange sights prior to his arrival at the Crown Hotel in Hokitika early in 1866. Any quilibrium residual in his possession will be subtly spun into agitated vibration by the eery convocation of frontier luminaries gathered in this rain soaked harbour hostelry. Moody’s quest into murder, bodily harm, theft, drugs and general dastardliness becomes our own and there follows a matrix of connections inspired by astrological projections which are not neccesarily to be heeded but quietly permeate this beautiful novel, a lot like like the rain . The language of The Luminaries inspires unique responses from all.

Granta Books/Hardback/£18.99/ISBN 9781847084316

Philip Maltman

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