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Book Club Breakout Group

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Sun, October 04, 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
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The regular Book Club is spinning off a sub-group to read and discuss Amitav Ghosh's River of Smoke, the second book in his Ibis trilogy.  It's not necessary to have read the first book if you wish to join in.  

In the year 1838, three ships are caught in a raging storm off the coast of Canton. The Anahita, owned by Bahram Moddie, a Parsi opium trader from Bombay, the Redruth, owned by Fitcher Penrose, on an expedition to collect rare species of plants from China and the Ibis carrying convicts and indentured labourers. The novel has a rich tapestry of characters from various cultural and geographical backgrounds whose common interest is trade with China. The plot is set in Fanqui town, a small strip of land used by foreigners to trade with local Chinese traders, a year before the first opium war.

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Book Club Breakout Group
Sunday, October 04, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

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