BookBalloon to discuss Sea of Poppies in December

December Reading Club

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

Sea of Poppies by
Amitav Ghosh

From The Guardian:

This terrific novel, the first volume in a projected trilogy, unfolds in north India and the Bay of Bengal in 1838 on the eve of the British attack on the Chinese ports known as the first opium war. In Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh assembles from different corners of the world sailors, marines and passengers for the Ibis, a slaving schooner now converted to the transport of coolies and opium. In bringing his troupe of characters to Calcutta and into the open water, Ghosh provides the reader with all manner of stories, and equips himself with the personnel to man and navigate an old-fashioned literary three-decker.

Come aboard with us in December for Sea of Poppies. Registration is free. Discussion begins December 11.

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