About the Book
Shortlisted for The EconomistCrossword Book Award and theMan Asian Literary Prize'A rich and entertaining read'-OutlookSeptember 1838. A stormblows up on the Indian Oceanand three ships-the Ibis, theAnahita and the Redruth-andthose aboard are caught in thewhirlwind. River of Smoke followsthe fortunes of these men andwomen to the crowded harboursof China where they struggle tocope with their losses-and, fora few, unimaginable freedoms-in the alleys and teemingwaterways of nineteenth-centuryCanton.Written on the grand scale of ahistorical epic, River of Smoke,book two in the Ibis trilogy, willbe heralded as a masterpiece oftwenty-first-century literature.
About the Author
Amitav Ghosh is the authorof ten highly acclaimed worksof fiction and non-fictionwhich include the Booker Prizeshortlisted Sea of Poppies (bookone of the Ibis Trilogy), Riverof Smoke, The Glass Palaceand The Shadow Lines. He haswon numerous prizes, some ofwhich are the Sahitya AkademiAward, the Pushcart Prize andthe Grinzane Cavour Prize. Hedivides his time between NewYork and India.