The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Paperback)David Mitchell (author)
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The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller, from the author of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010
'Brilliant' - The Times
'A masterpiece' - Scotsman
Be transported to a place like no other: a tiny, man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki, for two hundred years the sole gateway between Japan and the West. Here, in the dying days of the 18th-century, a young Dutch clerk arrives to make his fortune. Instead he loses his heart.
Step onto the streets of Dejima and mingle with scheming traders, spies, interpreters, servants and concubines as two cultures converge. In a tale of integrity and corruption, passion and power, the key is control - of riches and minds, and over death itself.
'Confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive' - New York Times Book Review
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 46 mm
Spectacularly accomplished and thrillingly suspenseful. * Sunday Times *
The most impressive fictional mind of his generation. * Observer *
A novel which actually deserves the accolade "tour de force". -- Kamila Shamsie, Books of the Year * Daily Telegraph *
Lose yourself in a world of incredible scope, originality and imaginative brilliance. -- Katy Guest * Independent on Sunday *
Compared with almost everything being written now, it is vertiginously ambitious - and brilliant * The Times *
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