Two remarkable writers reach back through time, transporting readers to the 1800’s and offering us a glimpse of where we came from. Amitav Ghosh and Guy Vanderhaeghe offer us the remarkable opportunity to feel the past as a living present, to inhabit history and to experience it.
In the Far East we have the opium wars, and the collision of English, Chinese and Indian lives. Where Amitav Ghosh ’s previous book, Sea of Poppies , brought us to India where opium was grown and prepared, his latest, River of Smoke , takes us into China, where that same opium is sold and consumed.
In the West, we have the Medicine Line, where Chief Sitting Bull’s Sioux are trapped between America and the Grandmother’s Land. With A Good Man , Guy Vanderhaeghe, winner of two Governor General's Awards, completes the loose trilogy that began with The Englishman's Boy and Canada Reads winner The Last Crossing .
Amitav Ghosh appears with support from the Embassy of the United States of America