Cloud Atlas

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Hodder & Stoughton, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction - 300 pages

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004

Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year

Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies . . .

Six interlocking lives - one amazing adventure. In a narrative that circles the globe and reaches from the 19th 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.

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Cloud Atlas was one of those books that I literally googled "is it worth it?" because oh wow, those first twenty pages are so dull. And I have to say, I'm glad I kept reading. So Cloud Atlas is ... Read full review

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Wow. I really enjoyed this layered round of stories. Three set in the past and three in the future, five of them split around the central story. Each story has its own voice and style and they touch ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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 and Slade House. He has been shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize, won the John Llewellyn Rhys, Geoffrey Faber Memorial and South Bank Show Literature Prizes among others, and been named a Granta Best Young British Novelist. In 2018, he won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, given in recognition of a writer's entire body of work.

In addition, David Mitchell together with KA Yoshida has translated from the Japanese two books by Naoki Higashida - The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism and Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism.

He lives with his wife and their two children in Ireland.

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