The Luminaries Summary
Eleanor Catton

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The Luminaries: A Novel Summary

The Luminaries is a mystery by Eleanor Catton. The story begins with Walter Moody's arrival in Hokitika, New Zealand. Twelve men who are having a secret meeting in the lounge of the hotel where Moody is staying take him into their confidence. The men are connected by strange occurrences, including the death of Crosbie Wells (a hermit who lived outside of Hokitika), the attempted suicide of a prostitute (Anna Wetherell), and...

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