The Resource The gold eaters, Ronald Wright

The gold eaters, Ronald Wright

Label
The gold eaters
Title
The gold eaters
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of slaves and conquerors, and above all, an enduring love that must overcome the forging of an empire. Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the gold of Peru, young Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances, caught up in history's throes. He finds himself at every major moment in the empire-building of the Spanish explorers, including Francisco Pizarro, and in the culture clash and violent overthrow of the Incan leaders. He becomes an indispensable translator between the two worlds, who must learn political gamesmanship in order to survive and so that he can one day find the love of his life and be reunited with his family. Based closely on real historical events, The Gold Eaters draws on Ronald Wright's expert knowledge of sixteenth-century South America, as well as his imaginative ability to bring to life an unforgettable epoch and a world forged anew from violence and upheaval"--
Summary
Based on actual historical events, a novel of exploration and invasion in 16th-century Peru follows young Waman, the epitome of an everyman, as he, captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder gold, becomes an indispensible translator between cultures and must learn political gamesmanship in order to survive.
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10455211
Cataloging source
TXN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Ronald
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Incas
  • Culture conflict
  • Conquerors
  • Explorers
  • Pizarro, Francisco
  • Insurgency
  • Peru
  • South America
  • South America
Target audience
adult
Label
The gold eaters, Ronald Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926748417
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 367 pages
Isbn
9781594634628
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015014720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)926748417
Label
The gold eaters, Ronald Wright
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926748417
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 367 pages
Isbn
9781594634628
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015014720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)926748417

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