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Kalimantaan by C. S. Godshalk

Kalimantaan
by C. S. Godshalk

Kalimantaan - the old name for Borneo - tells of the founding of a small empire by an extraordinary man and a handful of his followers. Within ten years Gideon Barr conquers an area the size of England and Wales, but the personal cost is enormous and may yet prove too much to bear.
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Kalimantaan Summary


A young Englishman founded a private raj on the coast of Borneo. The world that resulted, boasting stone quays, elegant gardens, churches, and musical levees, eventually encompassed a territory the size of England, its expansion campaigns paid for in human heads. In this world, a version of Victorian colonial society impacted with one of the most violent cultures on earth. The results were often startling -- pockets of tenderness and extreme brutality appearing in odd corners. A small tribe of fugitives, adventurers, criminals, and saints -- the madly talented and the simply mad - peopled this world. This is their story. The deeper story resides in the realm of the heart. It is about love in absurd conditions, the tenacity of it as well as our ability to miss it repeatedly and with perverse genius.

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Additional information

Sku
GOR001047827
Title
Kalimantaan
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company Inc
Year published
Number of pages
480
ISBN 10
0805055347
ISBN 13
9780805055344
Prizes
N/A
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