Sacred Hunger has ratings and reviews. Violet said: Another bloated Booker prize winner. Shared the prize with the infinitely more sophisticate. Sacred Hunger [Barry Unsworth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction: Possibly the best novel I’ve. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This vast, vividly realistic historical novel follows Sacred Hunger – Kindle edition by Barry Unsworth. Download it.
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It is also about the struggle for power, which as Unsworth notes, occurs even in paradise. Unsworthy is depicting different worlds coexisting side by side.
Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly This vast, vividly realistic historical novel follows the crew of a slave-trading vessel from its Liverpool shipyard through days at anchor bartering human cargo on the Guinea Coast, then on beyond the slaver’s disease-ridden and mutinous Middle Passage.
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There are other small niggles. Brutality and Hnuger in ‘Sacred Hunger’ Sacred Hungera brutal portrait of human ruthlessness and redemption set on an 18th century slaving ship, inspired Ethan Canin to expand his ambitions as a writer.
The slave trade is a perfect model for that kind of total devotion to the profit motive without reckoning the human undworth. Heard on All Things Considered. Anyway, the musty old language and detail the author showing off his research made the story drag on for hundreds of pages that I truly struggled through.
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Jul 06, the gift rated it it was amazing Shelves: In any event, I started it and found myself swept up in its epic tale. Books Featured In This Story. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. The story is set in the mid 18th century and centres on the Liverpool Merchanta unsworthh ship employed in the triangular tradea central trade route in the Atlantic slave trade.
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Smoke from the fires rose in slow plumes and the cabbage palms outside the stockade stood motionless and stiff, the dead, withered lower fronds bright rust-colour where the sun caught them.
The story line has a very extensive cast of characters, some featuring in only one scene, others continually developed throughout the story, but most described in intricate detail. There are three things that usually deter me from reading a book: The story is set in t After reading Sacred Hunger, I’ve now made it half way through the fifty-three novels that make up the Man Booker Prize winners. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The other cousin, Erasmus, stays at home to rescue the family fortune through careful stock market trades.
Above all, there is fine writing. Other books in the series.
A book where the author demands the reader pay the price of turning the page. He gets into this business because there are hugh profits to be made. I am glad to have read this book this year because Unsorth think I appreciated it more than I would have earlier.
The great advantage of this, for a writer of my temperament at least, is that one is freed from a great deal of surface clutter. Sacred Hunger perhaps would have been five star material if presented as a short novel of to pages. Historical Fiction Literary Fiction. Not Matthew Paris, who, despite his distaste for cruelty and injustice, is complicit in the slave trade.
This is one of my lost reviews. It’s pages without a literary trick. I continue, in spite of these terrible This book is about England and her role in the slave trade.
See all reviews. What does this book say hunge the objectivity of law, government, science, and religion? This book, which won the Man Booker Award infollows the failing fortunes of William Kemp, a merchant pinning his last chance to a slave ship; his son who needs a fortune because he is in love with an upper-class woman; and his nephew who sails on the ship as its brary because he has lost all he has loved.
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