Ghostwritten

Category: Book
By (author): Mitchell, David
Subject:  FICTION / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Hodder
Published: April 2000
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.72in x 5.04in x 1.18in
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From The Publisher*Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell's first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the twenty-first century.

An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a holy mountain who talks to a tree, and a late night New York DJ?

Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, Ghostwritten weaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.
Review Quote*A remarkable first novel . . . Eastern, ethereal, yet flecked with flashes of commando grit, this multi-faceted novel is full of surprises-Time Out
Review Quote*The best first novel I have read in ages . . . it beguiles, informs, shocks and captivates.-Daily Telegraph
Review Quote*The accolades are well deserved . . . Ghostwritten is a wide-reaching, multi-layered novel . . . Mitchell also captures a tenderness, a yearning for something deeper, just below what often appears in as a bleak and cheerless surface-Observer
Review Quote*Technically accomplished, but consistently funny and affecting: if you want to know what the distinctive literature of the 21st century will look like, begin here-Independent
Review Quote*One of the best first novels I've read in a long time . . . I couldn't put it down-Mail on Sunday
Review Quote*Mitchell's dazzling debut covers a lot of geography and a vast range of topics. The whole magpie's nest is loosely bundled into the net bag of a fiercely incomprehensible and mystical plot.-The Times
Review Quote*Fabulously atmospheric and wryly perceptive . . . a huge new talent-Guardian Books of the Year
Review Quote*Demands to be read and re-read . . . an astonishing debut-Independent
Review Quote*A firework display . . . a remarkable novel by a young writer of remarkable talent-Observer