The Opium Clerk

Kobo ebook | May 27, 2010

byKunal Basu

not yet rated|write a review

An epic first novel chronicling the fortunes of the opium trade by a talented Indian writer

Kunal Basu's panoramic first novel follows the vagaries of Hiran's life, and the flow of the opium trade, from Calcutta to Canton. Disguised as a missionary, he 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 Englishman and his wife when they fled back in disgrace to Britain. As Hiran dedicates himself to the education of his new son, the cycle of regeneration continues. Douglas, now an adult, neither black nor white, flees India himself for the Orient, again carried along on the flood of opium, this time to Borneo, to Sarawak: the land of the White Rajahs.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$8.99

Available for download
Not available in stores

From the Publisher

An epic first novel chronicling the fortunes of the opium trade by a talented Indian writer Kunal Basu's panoramic first novel follows the vagaries of Hiran's life, and the flow of the opium trade, from Calcutta to Canton. Disguised as a missionary, he survives cholera, piracy and war in China, arriving back in India to find his homel...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 27, 2010Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0297863681

ISBN - 13:9780297863687

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Opium Clerk

Reviews