Sacred Hunger

de Barry Unsworth - Sacred Hunger
idioma: Inglês
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A blasphemous outcast, Matthew Paris boards the "Liverpool Merchant" as ship’s doctor as it embarks on a mercantile voyage in the slave trade. An illness breaks out among the slaves and crew between Guinea and the West Indies, and slaves are ordered to be tossed overboard in order to claim the insurance. Illness gives rise to mutiny, the captain is killed, and, with Paris as one of the leaders, the ship sails for Florida to establish an egalitarian, interracial society. Meanwhile, back in Liverpool, the loss of the ship has financially ruined its owner, Kemp, who hangs himself. Twelve years later, upon hearing rumours of a utopian community of blacks and whites in Florida, Kemp’s son sets out for revenge.

Críticas de imprensa
«Barry Unsworth has written a brilliant book about a miracle play which gets mixed up with a murder... The sights and sounds, the physical impact of bedraggled play-acting, are unforgettable. And the strange birth of modern drama, on a cart carrying dirty costumes and a corpse, is memorably exciting.»
Mail on Sunday

«Wonderfully vivid... this bleakly glittering novel... adds to its already impressive array of attraction the pace, suspense and twisty unexpectedness of a gripping detective tale.»
Sunday Times

«From the first, vital sentence, Unsworth's medieval drama grips the reader's attention... Unsworth's exquisite novel captures the filth and fear of the 14th century.»
Daily Telegraph

«Brilliant... The ending is thrilling and unexpected, though nothing is beyond belief in this beautifully constructed, illuminating novel.»


«A perfect novel... this book dazzles on every level.»
Independent on Sunday

Sacred Hunger
ISBN: 9780140119930 Editor: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD Idioma: Inglês Dimensões: 129 x 196 x 40 mm Encadernação: Capa mole Páginas: 640 Tipo de Produto: Livro Classificação Temática: Livros  >  Livros em Inglês  >  Literatura  >  Ficção

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