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Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
Publisher : Sceptre
Published Date : 2004/09
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780340822784

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In Cloud Atlas, Mitchell returns to the multi-viewpoint storytelling of his debut novel Ghostwritten. This time, he interlinks six wide-ranging narratives into a complete whole and each story is connected in a curious way to the previous one. Cloud Atlas is often described as a "Russian-doll" of a novel because each of its six storylines contains at least some kind of record of the one before it. For example, the first story centers on a diary of an American abroad in the Maori Islands, and in the second story, that very diary is a book being read by a young musician writing letters to a friend about his experiences as an assistant to an ailing composer.

Each of the narratives is set in a different time and place, written in a different prose style, and each is broken off mid-action and brought to conclusion in the second half of the book. Five stories are arranged around a sixth, the oral history of a post-apocalyptic island, which forms the heart of the novel. Cloud Atlas draws you into its labyrinthine interior and you will be rewarded as you unravel the mysteries of this fascinating work.
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By the author of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell's bestselling and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel was one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade and has now been made into a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant 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 Reagans 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 others echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small. In his extraordinary 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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