By Dominic Smith
From the award-winning writer of The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre and the gorgeous Miscellaneous comes a sweeping old novel set amid the skyscrapers of Eighteen Nineties Chicago and the far-flung islands of the South Pacific.
With serious compliment lavished on his first novels, Dominic Smith has turn into a celebrated and deeply respected storyteller. shiny and far-off shorelines, his newest novel, deals a gorgeous exploration of late-nineteenth-century the United States and the tribal Pacific. It's an epic trip that lovers of ancient fiction won't ever forget.
In the waning years of the 19th century there has been a starvation for tribal artifacts, spawning accumulating voyages from museums and creditors world wide. In 1897, one such collector, a Chicago coverage multi-millionaire, sponsors an excursion into the South Seas to commemorate the crowning glory of his company's new skyscraper--the world's tallest construction. The send is to deliver again an array of Melanesian weaponry and handicrafts, but in addition numerous natives similar by means of blood.
Caught up during this scheme are orphans--Owen Graves, an itinerant dealer from Chicago's South part who has lately proposed to the lady he needs to go away in the back of, and Argus Niu, a undertaking houseboy within the New Hebrides who longs to be reunited along with his sister. on the cusp of the 20th century, the excursion forces a collision path among the tribal and the civilized, among younger males laid low with their respective and haunting pasts.
An epic and bold tale that brings to brain E. L. Doctorow, with echoes of Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson, vivid and far away beaches is a wondrous fulfillment by way of a author recognized for developing compelling fiction from the material of history.
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