Cloud Atlas (Paperback)David Mitchell (author)
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A perfectly poised Rubik’s Cube of a novel that explodes ideas of what the form can achieve, Cloud Atlas travels through a buccaneering past and a chill dystopian future to interweave six fragmentary but eminently credible narratives into a stunningly realised whole.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004
How vulgar, this hankering after immortality, how vain, how false.
Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies…
Six interlocking lives - one amazing adventure. In a narrative that circles the globe and reaches from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future, Cloud Atlas erases the boundaries of time, genre and language to offer an enthralling vision of humanity's will to power, and where it will lead us.
*Please note that the end of p39 and p40 are intentionally blank*
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 197 x 138 x 35 mm
'A remarkable book ... there won't be a bigger, bolder novel this year.' - The Guardian
'An impeccable dance of genres . . . an elegiac, radiant festival of prescience, meditation and entertainment.' - Neel Mukherjee, The Times
'A singular achievement, from an author of extraordinary ambition and skill.' - Matt Thorne,The Independent on Sunday
'David Mitchell entices his readers onto a rollercoaster, and at first they wonder if they want to get off. Then - at least in my case - they can't bear the journey to end.' - AS Byatt, The Guardian
'Mitchell's storytelling in Cloud Atlas is of the best.' - Lawrence Norfolk, Independent
'Impeccably structured novel of ideas in many voices by a talent to watch.' - Literary Editor's Best Books, The Observer
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