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River of Smoke

(2011)
(The second book in the Ibis Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal; among the dozens flailing for survival are Neel, the pampered raja who has been convicted of embezzlement; Paulette, the French orphan masquerading as a deck hand; and Deeti, the widowed poppy grower fleeing her homeland with her lover, Kalua. The storm also threatens the clipper ship Anahita, groaning with the largest consignment of opium ever to leave India for Canton. And the Redruth, a nursery ship, carries 'Fitcher' Penrose, a horticulturist determined to track down the priceless treasures of China that are hidden in plain sight: plants that have the power to heal, or beautify, or intoxicate. All will converge in Canton's Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave: a tumultuous world unto itself where civilizations clash and sometimes fuse. It is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars.

Spectacular coincidences, startling reversals of fortune, and tender love stories abound. But this is much more than an irresistible page-turner. The blind quest for money, the primacy of the drug trade, the concealment of base impulses behind the rhetoric of freedom: in River of Smoke the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries meet, and the result is a consuming historical novel with powerful contemporary resonance. Critics praised Sea of Poppies for its vibrant storytelling, antic humor, and rich narrative scope; now Amitav Ghosh continues the epic that has charmed and compelled readers all over the globe.

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September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: River of Smoke: A Novel (The Ibis Trilogy)
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-374-17423-7 / 978-0-374-17423-1 (USA edition)
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: River of Smoke: Book 2 Of The Ibis Trilogy
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
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Publisher: Viking
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Title: River of Smoke
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ISBN: 0-670-08215-5 / 978-0-670-08215-5 (USA edition)
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June 2011 : UK Hardback

Title: River of Smoke
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-84854-646-7 / 978-1-84854-646-2 (UK edition)
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June 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: River of Smoke: Ibis Trilogy Book 2
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-7195-6898-6 / 978-0-7195-6898-5 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: River of Smoke
Author(s): Ghosh, Amitav
ISBN: 0-14-342471-8 / 978-0-14-342471-0 (UK edition)
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November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: River of Smoke: Book 2 Of The Ibis Trilogy
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-14-305342-6 / 978-0-14-305342-2 (UK edition)
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: River of Smoke: A Novel (The Ibis Trilogy)
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-250-01375-5 / 978-1-250-01375-0 (USA edition)
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: River of Smoke: Ibis Trilogy Book 2
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-7195-6889-7 / 978-0-7195-6889-3 (UK edition)
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: River of Smoke: Ibis Trilogy Book 2
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-84854-717-X / 978-1-84854-717-9 (UK edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: River Of Smoke Vol 2 of the Ibis Trilogy
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-14-341913-7 / 978-0-14-341913-6 (UK edition)
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: River of Smoke: Ibis Trilogy Book 2
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-7195-6899-4 / 978-0-7195-6899-2 (UK edition)
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August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy)
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-5012-8356-1 / 978-1-5012-8356-7 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy)
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
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Title: River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy)
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February 2012 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: River Of Smoke
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4450-1845-4 / 978-1-4450-1845-4 (UK edition)
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Title: River Of Smoke
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4450-1846-2 / 978-1-4450-1846-1 (UK edition)
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February 2012 : UK MP3 CD

Title: River Of Smoke
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ISBN: 1-4450-1847-0 / 978-1-4450-1847-8 (UK edition)
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September 2011 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy)
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4233-7380-4 / 978-1-4233-7380-3 (USA edition)
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Title: River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy)
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ISBN: 1-4233-7381-2 / 978-1-4233-7381-0 (USA edition)
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy)
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Title: River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy)
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Title: River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy)
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Title: River of Smoke
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Title: River of Smoke
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September 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: River of Smoke: A Novel (The Ibis Trilogy Book 2)
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: River of Smoke: Ibis Trilogy Book 2
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Publisher: John Murray
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