The Luminaries: A Novel - Part I -True Node in Virgo and Venus in Capricorn Summary & Analysis

Eleanor Catton
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Ah Quee traveled to New Zealand under contract. In exchange for the cost of his return passage to Kwangchow, Quee Long agreed to give the majority of his earnings on the goldfield to a corporate purse. This arrangement made him very poor. His dream is to return to Kwangchow with seven hundred and sixty-eight shillings in his pocket. Sook Yongsheng is visiting Quee. They are not friends. They both have a fondness for Anna.

Ah Sook tells Ah Quee that when he was in Hokitika buying opium from Pritchard he saw a man he thought he would never see again—Francis Carver. Sook tells Quee that Carver is a murderer and that Sook had vowed to take Carver’s life as an act of vengeance. Carver was speaking to a young Maori man. Carver gives...

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