Sacred hunger

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Doubleday, 1992 - Fiction - 629 pages
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A sweeping novel of men's greed in the slave trade, from the author of Pascali's Island. It is 1752, and The Liverpool Merchant has picked up its human cargo in Africa and is headed for America. Disease soon spreads, forcing the captain to take drastic measures that soon lead to a mutinous rebellion.

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From the book jacket: A stunning and engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed. Filled with the “sacred hunger” to expand its empire and its profits, England entered fully into the slave ... Read full review

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I think this book did a very good job of bringing home the disgusting conditions on-board a slave vessel. Unsworth had clearly done a lot of research as the book had a rich seam of information running ... Read full review

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Barry Unsworth, who won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, was a Booker Prize finalist for Morality Play and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for The Ruby in Her Navel. He lives in Italy.

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