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Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell

A SPECIAL SIGNED ANNIVERSARY EDITION CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF CLOUD ATLAS


With an introduction by Gabrielle Zevin (author of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow) and a new afterword by David Mitchell


With unmissable sprayed edges and endpapers, beautiful turquoise foil, a bespoke case design, ribbon marker, peelable sticker and signed by the author, this stunning 20th anniversary hardback of Cloud Atlas is the perfect gift for fans


'Nothing short of a miracle'
THE TIMES

'A novel of breathtaking ambition and scale, spanning continents, oceans and centuries'
INDEPENDENT

'A virtuoso performance'
DAILY TELEGRAPH

'One of the most shamelessly exciting books imaginable'
SPECTATOR

'Not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I've never read anything quite like it'
MICHAEL CHABON

'One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt it - and should be - read by any student of contemporary literature'
DAVE EGGERS

Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies . . .

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific Ocean in 1850.
A disinherited composer conning his way into the home of a dying genius in interwar Belgium.
A high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California.
A vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors.
The testament of 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 along the corridor of history - echoes that change destinies in ways great and small.

In a globe-encircling narrative reaching from the nineteenth 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 p. 40 is intentionally blank*

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, winner of Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year and a BBC Two Between the Covers Book Club pick

PRAISE FOR DAVID MITCHELL


'A thrilling and gifted writer'
FINANCIAL TIMES

'Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good'
DAILY MAIL

'Mitchell is, clearly, a genius'
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

'An author of extraordinary ambition and skill'
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'A superb storyteller'
THE NEW YORKER

  • Classification : General & Literary Fiction
  • Pub Date : FEB 22, 2024
  • Imprint : SCEPTRE
  • Page Extent : 544
  • Binding : HB
  • ISBN : 9781399725996
  • Price : INR 2,450
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David Mitchell

David Mitchell is the author of the novels Ghostwritten, number9dream, Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Bone Clocks, Slade House and Utopia Avenue. He has been shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize, won the World Fantasy Award, and the John Llewellyn Rhys, Geoffrey Faber Memorial and South Bank Show Literature Prizes, among others. In 2018, he won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, given in recognition of a writer's entire body of work. His screenwriting credits include the TV shows Pachinko and Sense8, and the movie Matrix: Resurrections. In addition, David Mitchell together with KA Yoshida has translated from Japanese two autism memoirs by Naoki Higashida: The Reason I Jump and Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight. He lives in Ireland.

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