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Feeding the Ghosts.**

by D'AGUIAR**, FRED:

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FINE./FINE.
ISBN 10
0701166681
ISBN 13
9780701166687
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,clean,glossy colour pictorial illustrated wrap-around artwork by Marianna Kennedy with white letters dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Both head+foot of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges very lightly aged but clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.Bright,clean,grey paper-covered boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip; miniscule bump to front bd's upper edge with some minimal fading/ sunning to same edge and immaculate unmarked,plain dark green eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-230pp includes half-title+title pages,prologue,13 chapters and an epilogue. Returning from Africa,the Zong - a slave ship - falls prey to disease which spreads quickly through its human cargo.Captain Cunningham orders his crew to seize sick men,women and children and to throw them overboard.One hundred and thirty-two slaves are thrown to their deaths.They are lost to history,their bodies registered as strokes in the Captain's log,their names never set down.But one slave survives drowning by climbing back onto the ship and hiding in the food store.From there she attempts to rouse the slaves to rebel against the killings,becoming a secret force on the ship,stirring up unease among the crew,a voice and a conscience they seem unable to silence. On his arrival back in London,Captain Cunningham submits an insurance claim for the loss,confident that he will receive full compensation for the sick slaves.But the claim is challenged,and the voice of the slave who returned from the dead is heard again. Fred D'Aguiar's powerful new (then 1997 - and his third to date) novel is about history and distortions of the truth,about the importance of memory and testimony in the struggle against oblivion.Richly atmospheric,full of suspense,profoundly moving,this is undoubtedly D'Aguiar's finest book to date. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
Feeding the Ghosts.**
Author
D'AGUIAR**, FRED:
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0701166681
ISBN 13
9780701166687
Publisher
LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,1997.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
1997
Keywords
q52.MODERN FIRSTS2.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.Modern fiction.Slave cargo_human cargo.Slavery Fiction.ISBN 0701166681.Whitbread First Novel Prize.David Higham Prize.The Longest Memory.Dear Future.Guyanese Writers.Poetry.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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