by Eleanor Catton
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In a coastal New Zealand town during the 1866 gold rush, prostitute Anna Wetherell is arrested on the same day that three men with various connections to her disappear.
Booker Prize (2013)
11 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List
19 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
October 16, 2013 This week, 28-year-old Eleanor Catton became the youngest person ever to win the Man Booker Prize, for her novel The Luminaries. Critic Ellah Allfrey says this year's finalists were some of the most compelling in years — and The Luminaries is "a masterwork of structural brilliance."
Eleanor Catton, author of The Luminaries poses for photographs Tuesday after winning the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at The Guildhall in London.
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October 16, 2013 Also: James Franco's new novel; Salvador Dali illustrates Don Quixote; the allure of unusable words.
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