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Sacred Hunger - by Barry Unsworth (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 640

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Anchor Books

Book theme: General

Author: Barry Unsworth

Language: English

Street Date: August 22, 2017
TCIN: 52147338
UPC: 9780525434115
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-6707


"A remarkable novel in every way. . . . Beautifully written. . . . Brilliant." --The New York Times

"Brilliantly suspenseful. . . . A masterly meditation on how avarice dehumanizes the oppressor as well as the oppressed." --Chicago Tribune

"Completely absorbing in its irony, its striking imagery, its fully realized characters and its sure and complex moral touch." --The Boston Globe

"Utterly magnificent." --The Washington Post

"Wonderful and heartbreaking. . . . A book of grace and meditative elegance, and of great moral seriousness." --The New York Times Book Review

"Utterly accessible and hauntingly executed. . . . A profound sense of time and place that's worthy of Dickens. . . . A completely satisfying literary experience and a great story, wonderfully well told." --David Halberstam, author of The Coldest Winter

"Sacred Hunger triumphs on two levels: as a rippingly good historical drama and as a serious moral tale. All the surface pleasures of the former--stirring adventure passionate characters, epic length, a carefully detailed look at a long, lost world--combine brilliantly with the richness of the latter. No wonder the Book Prize committee chose to honor it." --The Seattle Times

"Like Conrad, Unsworth is a novelist whose work is dense with plotting and pacing, and rich in both writing and sheer storytelling." --Newsday

"[Unsworth] has given us a real, sweating, breathing, bleeding, complex world, a world in which blacks sell other blacks into slavery and whites flog and cheat each other to turn a profit, and a few heroic men and women of both races struggle toward justice against the prevailing social values and their own fears and doubts." --Los Angeles Times

"Superb. . . . Magnificent. . . . at once an adventure novel, a novel of idea, and a novel of richly realized character." --Buffalo News

"[Sacred Hunger] has an obvious brilliance which will cast its own light. . . . A magnificent novel." --The Sunday Telegraph (London)

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