David Mitchell
David Mitchell is the acclaimed author of the novels Black Swan Green, which was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by Time; Cloud Atlas, which was a Man Booker Prize finalist; Number9Dream, which was short-listed for the Man Booker as well as the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; and Ghostwritten, awarded the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best book by a writer under thirty-five and short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. He lives in Ireland.
Thousand Autumns
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

"If any readers have doubted that David Mitchell is phenomenally talented and capable of vaulting wonders on the page, they have been heretofore silent. Mitchell is almost universally acknowledged as the real deal. His best-known book Cloud Atlas is 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 fiction...[The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet] confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive."
— Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review

"By any standards, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a formidable marvel."
The New Yorker

"Mitchell's rightly been hailed as a virtuoso genius for his genre-bending, fiercely intelligent novels ... The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a dense and satisfying historical with literary brawn and stylistic panache."
Publishers Weekly, starred review & Pick of the Week

"It's as difficult to put this novel down as it is to overestimate Mitchell's virtually unparalleled mastery of dramatic construction, illuminating characterizations and insight into historical conflict and change. Comparisons to Tolstoy are inevitable, and right on the money."
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Very few people can write novels as ambitious and crowd-pleasing as David Mitchell's. In what might be his boldest book yet, the author of Cloud Atlas delivers a historical epic about a Dutch accountant's adventures in feudal Japan."
— Details magazine

"Those looking for the summer's big historical novel, look no further,"
— Newsday

Set in atmospheric coastal Japan, this epic story centers on an earnest young clerk, Jacob de Zoet, who arrives in the summer of 1799 to make his fortune and return to Holland to wed his fiancée. But Jacob's plans are shaken when he meets the daughter of a Samurai.
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Black Swan GreenBlack Swan Green
A single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the thirteen chapters create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy.
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Cloud AtlasCloud Atlas
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.
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Oblivious to the bizarre ways in which their lives intersect, nine characters hurtle toward a shared destiny of astonishing impact. A mesmerizing trek across a world of human experience through a series of ingeniously linked narratives.
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The international literary sensation from a writer with astonishing range and imaginative energy--an intoxicating ride through Tokyo's dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams.
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