The ResurrectionistAuthor: James Bradley
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From the internationally acclaimed author of Wrack and The Deep Field comes a gothic thriller.
London, 1826: Gabriel Swift has left behind his father's failures to study with Edwin Poll, the greatest of the city's anatomists. It is his chance to find advancement by making a name for himself. But instead he finds himself drawn to his master's nemesis, Lucan, the most powerful of the city's resurrectionists and ruler of its trade in stolen bodies. Dismissed by his master, Gabriel descends into the violence and corruption of London's underworld, a place where everything and everyone is for sale, and where – as Gabriel discovers – the taking of a life is easier than it might seem.
AwardsAward: Shortlisted, Age Book of the Year Year: 2006 Prize: Fiction Award
Award: Shortlisted, NSW Premier's literary award Year: 2007 Prize: Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
Category:Fiction General Fiction