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MARE DI PAPAVERI
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ORIGINAL TITLE: Sea Of Poppies
AUTHOR: Amitav Ghosh
TRANSLATORS: Anna Nadotti & Norman Gobetti
PUBLISHER: Beat Editore
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017
GENRE:
Noir-mystery, Adventure, Historical
RECOMMENDED AGE: Adults
NUMBER OF PAGES: 510
FORMAT: Hardback 14cm x 20.5cm
LANGUAGE: Italian

ITALIAN DESCRIPTION:
Cuore di questa saga epica, l'Ibis, un veliero che, negli anni Quaranta del XIX secolo, solca le acque tumultuose dell'Oceano Indiano per combattere la guerra dell'oppio, il conflitto che, con il trattato di Nanchino, sancì la definitiva espansione dell'impero britannico nei mercati d'oltremare e che fu scatenato dalla Compagnia delle Indie orientali per rovesciare lo squilibrio della bilancia dei pagamenti tra Gran Bretagna e Cina, favorevole decisamente in quegli anni a quest'ultima. Nel suo avventuroso viaggio, l'Ibis reca a bordo un'umanità davvero straordinaria: marinai, clandestini, braccianti, galeotti, un raja in rovina, una vedova sfuggita alle dure costrizioni del suo clan, uno schiavo americano liberato, un orfano europeo dallo spirito libero. A mano a mano che i legami con le origini si affievoliscono, e i contorni delle vite precedenti sbiadiscono, i passeggeri e i membri dell'equipaggio cominciano a considerare se stessi "fratelli di navigazione".

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION:
At the heart of this epic saga set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, The Ibis.  Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.  In a time of Colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman.  As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers.  An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations.  The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the exotic backstreets of China.  But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, which makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive - a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.

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