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  • ISBN: 9780792786634 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792786637 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (22hr., 15 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : AudioGO : 2012.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by David Rintoul.
Summary, etc.:
Sacred Hunger is a stunning and engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed. Filled with the "sacred hunger" to expand its empire and its profits, England entered fully into the slave trade and spread the trade throughout its colonies. In the Booker Prize-winning work, Barry Unsworth follows the failing fortunes of William Kemp, a merchant pinning his last chance to a slave ship; his son who needs a fortune because he is in love with an upper-class woman; and his nephew who sails on the ship as its doctor because he has lost all he has loved. The voyage meets its demise when disease spreads among the slaves and the captain's drastic response provokes a mutiny. Joining together, the sailors and the slaves set up a secret, utopian society in the wilderness of Florida, only to await the vengeance of the single-minded, young Kemp.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Slave trade > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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