Sacred Hunger has ratings and reviews. Violet said: Another bloated Booker prize winner. Shared the prize with the infinitely more sophisticate. Sacred Hunger [Barry Unsworth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction: Possibly the best novel I’ve. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This vast, vividly realistic historical novel follows Sacred Hunger – Kindle edition by Barry Unsworth. Download it.

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hubger AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Taken on those terms, the book works. Unsworth was twice married, to Valerie Moor, with whom he had three daughters marriage dissolved,and to Aira Pohjanvaara-Buffa, I mean face it Would you like to tell us about a lower price? You know, it’s mathematically impossible for them to get it wrong all the time.

Why then do we languish under wars and tyrannies? This novel got lost in the shuffle.

The characters were outstandingly portrayed and leaped off of the page. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Not Enabled Screen Reader: It is devastating; and though the hope itself is what breaks your heart the most, in the end, it is still hope — and it is still a beautiful and incredible book. No irony, no mischief, no architectural sleights of hand. But the trauma of the gunshot has triggered “some occlusion of the blood,” a pulmonary embolism that Paris recognises as fatal. All the same, he doesn’t fit entirely comfortably into his 18th-century britches.


And it is still entirely, without a doubt, a book you should read.

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The timeline is the 18th century when slave trading Sacred Hunger was a Booker Prize winner. Feb 14, Rachel rated it it was ok Shelves: Wishing to escape his past, he accepts a position as surgeon on the Liverpool Merchanta slave ship built and owned by his uncle William Kemp. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Likewise his writing skills are flawless. I’m a believer that things come into our lives sometimes only when we’ I just finished this book this morning after spending the last week or two completely engrossed in it. Questions are raised regarding the deliberate exchange of faulty weapons with native slave traders. The prose is magnetic and lyrical – leaning more toward poetry than narrative essay.

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Brutality and Redemption in ‘Sacred Hunger’ Listen. Thurso, who is described by the author as “an incarnation, really, of the profit motive Some form friendships with him, while others are more inhospitable. The whites and blacks begin their own community in south Florida. Sacred Hunger is an astounding novel. The slave trade is a perfect model for that kind of total devotion to the profit motive without reckoning the human consequences.

An excellent work of historical fiction, but not enjoyable to read or listen to. Beautiful, rich, full of adventure and sadness. Please try again later. And though these are the characters we are given the most access to, we are given access to all the characters.