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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - banjo123 - LibraryThing
Somehow, even though this is about a difficult topic (the slave trade) and is very long (over 600 pages); I found it a relatively easy book to read. Unsworth is such a good story-teller that I just ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
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