The Ghost Moths by Harry Farthing audiobook

The Ghost Moths: A Novel

By Harry Farthing
Read by Harry Farthing

Blackstone Publishing 9781538469231

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Runtime: 10.53 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Whilst searching a windswept mountainside for the fabled ghost moth fungus, a young Tibetan boy unearths a mysterious relic. Moments later the People’s Liberation Army of China marches into his isolated village in the valley below and begins to dismantle an ancient way of life. As the brutal oppression grows, the boy’s precious find becomes first a symbol of hope for the villagers then a tool of survival for a people and a religion. It must be preserved at all costs.

Sixty years later, mountain guide Neil Quinn is wrapping up his last climb of the season on the highest mountain in Tibet when a transport shortage leaves him stuck in an empty base camp. An earthquake sets off a chain of mysterious events that directly connect the English climber to the ongoing tragedies of a troubled land where the Chinese authorities strive still for complete control.

Unsure of precisely what he witnessed yet determined to protect its truth, Quinn returns to Kathmandu and enlists the help of a famous historian of the Himalayas, an erstwhile American journalist, and a cast of locals as enigmatic as that ancient city—each with their own reasons for joining his quest. Manipulation and murder dog their every step as they strive to piece together a complex puzzle from Tibet’s tortured past while navigating the treacherous present.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Farthing’s sprawling plot unfolds in short, elegantly written chapters…Farthing presents colorful bits of tapestry and trusts the reader to assemble them and locate the nexus between the physical world and the metaphysical. An extensive glossary, cast of characters, and maps are welcome aids. An ambitious, stylishly written, thought-provoking tale.” Kirkus Reviews
“Farthing is particularly good at creating a memorable bad guy, a sadistic Chinese security officer whose nickname is Yama, the Tibetan Lord of Death. Fans of Eliot Pattison will want to check out this issues-driven thriller.” Publishers Weekly
“An erudite thriller that confronts the recent history of the ancient Himalayan cultures with unflinching honesty and considerable excitement. A damn good read.” John Burdett, bestselling author of Bangkok 8

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Author Bio: Harry Farthing

Author Bio: Harry Farthing

An Englishman who lives in Charleston, South Carolina, Harry Farthing is an experienced mountaineer, adventure traveler, and historian. He is the author of Summit. The Ghost Moths is his second novel.

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Available Formats : Print ARC, Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Hardcover
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 10.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English