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Hungry Ghosts : A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

Author: Hosein, Kevin Jared

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Published on 16 February 2023 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 352 pages
162 x 243 x 34 | 658g

* A BBC TWO BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK FOR 2023 * 'A shimmering slice of Trinidadian gothic . . . Sumptuous, brilliantly written' THE TIMES'An astonishing novel - linguistically gorgeous, narratively propulsive and psychologically profound' BERNARDINE EVARISTO'Deeply impressive . . . Energy and inventiveness distinguish every page' HILARY MANTEL'The biggest, most frightening, beautiful and alive novel I've read in as long as I can remember' EVIE WYLDA 2023 highlight for: Financial Times * Guardian * Evening Standard * Daily Mail * BBC NewsThe music was still playing when Dalton Changoor vanished into thin air... On a hill overlooking Bell Village sits the Changoor farm, where Dalton and Marlee Changoor live in luxury unrecognisable to those who reside in the farm's shadow. Down below is the barrack, a ramshackle building of wood and tin, divided into rooms occupied by whole families. Among these families are the Saroops - Hans, Shweta, and their son, Krishna, who live hard lives of backbreaking work, grinding poverty and devotion to faith.

When Dalton Changoor goes missing and Marlee's safety is compromised, farmhand Hans is lured by the promise of a handsome stipend to move to the farm as watchman. But as the mystery of Dalton's disappearance unfolds their lives become hellishly entwined, and the small community altered forever.

Hungry Ghosts is a mesmerising novel about violence, religion, family and class, rooted in the wild and pastoral landscape of 1940s colonial central Trinidad.

Hungry Ghosts : A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

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