Curator Reviews

Ari Shapiro

This is the first book in Ghosh’s “Ibis trilogy,” a sweeping work of historical fiction set during the opium wars of the 1800s. His story carries readers from India to China on a British ship crammed with unforgettable characters, speaking a riot of languages. His exhaustive research fades into the background as the characters converge on the Ibis and the ship sets sail.

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