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Sacred hunger

By: Unsworth, Barry

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0140119930 / 9780140119930
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Historic novels
24 cm 640p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992.

WINNER OF THE 1992 BOOKER PRIZE'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 in the Independent


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


W 1992 Booker Prize for Fiction

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