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Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-

River of smoke / Amitav Ghosh. - New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. - 522 pages ; 24 cm.

Amid a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, three vessels, and the diverse occupants within, converge on Canton’s Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave, which is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars.

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Schooners--Fiction.
Opium trade--History--Fiction.
Cyclones--Fiction.
Sailors--Fiction.


India--Social conditions--19th century--Fiction.


Historical fiction.