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David Mitchell - The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet (2nd Hand Paperback)

£5.70
SKU B001383
Synopsis

Brilliant novel from the bestselling author of Cloud Atlas

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010.

Imagine a nation banishing the outside world for two centuries, crushing all vestiges of Christianity, forbidding its subjects to leave its shores on pain of death, and harbouring a deep mistrust of European ideas.

The narrow window onto this nation-fortress is a walled, artificial island attached to the mainland port and manned by a handful of traders. Locked as the land-gate may be, however, it cannot prevent the meeting of minds - or hearts.

The nation was Japan, the port was Nagasaki and the island was Dejima, to where David Mitchell's panoramic novel transports us in the year 1799.

For one young Dutch clerk, Jacob de Zoet, a strange adventure of duplicity, love, guilt, faith and murder is about to begin - and all the while, unbeknownst to the men confined on Dejima, the axis of global power is turning . . .

Details
  • Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Fantasy
  • Published : 2010 (This Edition 2014 - Sceptre)
  • ISBN : 9780340921586
  • SKU : B001383
  • PPC : SP450gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Mitchell unspools his winding plot with a zesty relish for genre-fiction tricks and treats." - The independent.

The Author

David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, Ghostwritten and The Bone Clocks.

Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2007. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

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