River Of Smoke


  • Author: Amitav Ghosh
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN-13: 9780143424710
  • Pages: 559
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2015


About The Book

Shortlisted for The Economist Crossword Book Award and the Man Asian Literary Prize. A rich and entertaining read – Outlook

September 1838, A storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and three ships-the Ibis, the Anahita and the Redruthand those aboard are caught in the whirlwind. River of Smoke follows the fortunes of these men and women to the crowded harbor’s of China where they struggle to cope with their losses-and, for a few, unimaginable freedoms-in the alleys and teeming waterways of nineteenth-century Canton. Written on the grand scale of a historical epic, River of Smoke, book two in the Ibis trilogy, will be heralded as a masterpiece of twenty-first-century literature.

About The Author

Amitav Ghosh is the author of ten highly acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction which include the Booker Prize shortlisted Sea of Poppies (Book One of the Ibis Trilogy), River of Smoke, The Glass Palace and The Shadow Lines. He has won numerous prizes, some of which are the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Pushcart Prize and the Grinzane Cavour Prize. He divides his time between New York and India.