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The Opium Clerk

The Opium Clerk

(2001)
A novel by

 
Kunal Basu's panoramic first novel follows the life of a young man as he encounters the flow of the opium trade, from Calcutta to Canton. He gets a job in an 'auction house', only to discover that the 'merchandise' being traded is opium. Disguised as a missionary, Hiran survives cholera, piracy and war in China, arriving back in India to find his homeland on the verge of another rebellion. And he finds himself suddenly father to a half-caste son, the child abandoned by the English owners of the auction house when they fled back in disgrace to Britain. As Hiran dedicates himself to the education of his new son, the cycle of regeneration continues.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2001 : UK Hardback
Title: The Opium Clerk
Author(s): Kunal Basu
ISBN: 1-86159-190-X / 978-1-86159-190-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

December 2008 : Paperback
Title: The Opium Clerk
Author(s): Basu Kunal
ISBN: 8172237200 / 978-8172237202
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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May 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The Opium Clerk
Author(s): Kunal Basu
ISBN: 0-7538-1339-4 / 978-0-7538-1339-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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May 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The Opium Clerk
Author(s): Kunal Basu
ISBN: 1-86159-192-6 / 978-1-86159-192-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   

2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The Opium Clerk
Author(s): Kunal Basu
ISBN: 0-14-302764-6 / 978-0-14-302764-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Opium Clerk
Author(s): Kunal Basu
Publisher: Phoenix
Availability: Amazon CA   

May 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Opium Clerk
Author(s): Kunal Basu
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   



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