Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies

Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies

Join novelist Amitav Ghosh (The Glass Palace and the Hungry Tide) and scholar, cultural critic Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton University (Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers) for an insightful discussion on Ghosh's latest masterful historical epic, Sea of Poppies which brings together a diverse cast of Asians and Westerners, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a free-spirited French orphan as they are swept up into the all devouring Opium trade in early 19 century India and China. Already compared to Melville and Conrad Sea of Poppies has been short-listed for the Booker Prize. Followed by a book signing and reception. Books available at Asia Store, www.AsiaStore.org "One leaves this long page turner wishing it could continue...Sea of Poppies is a tremendous novel." John Thieme The Literary Review

Event Details

15 December 2008
2:00am - 4:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$10 members/students/seniors; $12 nonmembers