Thursday, September 3, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Amitav Ghosh presents Flood of Fire
Flood of Fire is the final volume in Amitav Ghosh’s celebrated Ibis Trilogy, continuing the varied stories of the soldiers, merchants, thieves, politicians, and innocent bystanders of the First Opium War – men, women, and children whose lives are inextricably caught up in a chain of history both of their own making and beyond their understanding. Through rich historical detail, intertwining plots, and heartbreaking characterization, Ghosh concludes his opus with style and aplomb. A beautiful tale in its own right, and a compelling conclusion to an epic and sweeping story, it is nothing short of a masterpiece. Greenlight hosted the internationally acclaimed Ghosh, who is also our Fort Greene neighbor, to launch the second volume of the trilogy in 2011, and we’re honored to welcome him back for the highly anticipated conclusion.