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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date September 29, 2009
Pages 543
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312428594
ISBN-10 0312428596
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
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The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga . . . which has plenty of action and adventure à la Dumas, but moments also of Tolstoyan penetration--and a drop or two of Dickensian sentiment" (The Observer [London]).

At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean shortly before the outbreak of the Opium Wars in China. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners on board, 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. The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the exotic backstreets of Canton. With a panorama of characters whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, Sea of Poppies is "a storm-tossed adventure worthy of Sir Walter Scott" (Vogue).



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374174224
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (October 14, 2008)
9780374174224 | details & prices | 515 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $30.00
About: A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2008A Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2008A Washington Post Best Book of 2008An Economist Best Book of 2008A New York Best Book of 2008A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2008A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeAt the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780312428594
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Picador USA (September 29, 2009)
9780312428594 | details & prices | 543 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga .
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781423373742 Book cover for 9781423373766
 
With Phil Gigante (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (October 15, 2008)
9781423373766 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $29.95
About: At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense ship, the Ibis.
With Phil Gigante (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (October 15, 2008)
9781423373742 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $42.99
About: At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense ship, the Ibis.
from Gardners Books (May 1, 2008)
9781405506892 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $25.85
About: At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense ship, the Ibis.

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