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The Luminaries

The Luminaries

Author: Eleanor Catton
$28.00(NZD)  inc GST

'There was this large world of rolling time and shifting spaces, and that small, stilled world of horror and unease - they fit inside each other, a sphere within a sphere.'

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous sum of money has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. From the author of award-winning global penomenon The Rehearsal comes a breathtaking feat of storytelling where everything is connected, but nothing is as it seems.


Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013

New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014 - Fiction Winner and Winner of People's Choice Award


'Every now and then you get to read a novel that elevates you far beyond the bric-a-brac of everyday routine, takes you apart, reassembles you, and leaves you feeling as though you have been on holiday with a genius.' - Paula Green, NZ Herald, 28 July 2013.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780864739889
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : March 2014
  • : 128 x 197 mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Eleanor Catton
  • : 834