Cloud Atlas (Paperback)David Mitchell (author)
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004
Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year
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*
‘David Mitchell entices his readers on to 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
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 197 x 138 x 35 mm
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 * 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 * 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 * Observer *
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