Cloud Atlas

Category: Book
By (author): Mitchell, David
Subject:  FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Literary
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Awards (2004) 07
Man Booker Prize (2004) 07
Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada
Published: August 2004
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.43in x 5.43in x 1.05in
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From The Publisher*A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation - the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.

In his captivating third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.

Review Quote*INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
FINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD
A Times (UK) Best Book of the Decade
A New York Times Notable Book
Globe and Mail 100 Best Book
Longlisted for the IMPAC Award


"[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel's every page." The New York Times Book Review
 
"One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is-and should be-read by any student of contemporary literature." Dave Eggers
 
"Wildly entertaining...a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative." People
 
"The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet-not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I've never read anything quite like it, and I'm grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds." Michael Chabon
 
"Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent." The Washington Post Book World
 
"Thrilling.... One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step." Boston Sunday Globe
 
"Grand and elaborate...[Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate." Los Angeles Times
Biographical NoteDavid Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Bone Clocks, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, and Ghostwritten. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2007. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell translated from the Japanese the internationally bestselling memoir The Reason I Jump. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.


From the Hardcover edition.