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Sacred Hunger (Paperback)

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Paperback 640 Pages / Published: 04/02/1993
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Winner of the Booker Prize 1992

A story about the entangled and conflicted fortunes of two cousins: Erasmus Kemp, the son of a Lancashire merchant, and Matthew Paris, a scholar and surgeon just released from prison for denying Holy Writ.

This brilliantly suspenseful period piece about the slave trade in the 18th century is also a meditation on how avarice dehumanizes the oppressor as well as the oppressed.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140119930
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 437 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 38 mm


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'Gripping... Sacred Hunger covers a period between 1752 and 1765... it concerns the entangled and conflicted fortunes of two cousins: Erasmus Kemp, the son of a Lancashire merchant, and Matthew Paris, a scholar and surgeon just released from prison for "denying Holy Writ"... the Liverpool Merchant is the vessel on which the whole of the novel hinges, and it carries the reader deep into the history of man's iniquitous greed... as regards its dramatic breadth and energy no recent domestic novel has come within a mile of it.' - Anthony Quinn, The Independent

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