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Cloud Atlas: Hachette Essentials

David Mitchell

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Hachette
01 July 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Science fiction; Fantasy
The Hachette Essentials series comprises a collection of titles that are regarded as modern classics. A carefully and lovingly curated selection of distinctive, ground-breaking fiction and non-fiction titles published since 1950. Timeless. Relevant. Passionate. Unified as a series - distinctive as books. A good book is great. A great book is essential.

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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By:   David Mitchell
Imprint:   Hachette
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 120mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   368g
ISBN:   9781529324983
ISBN 10:   152932498X
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 won the John Llewellyn Rhys, Geoffrey Faber Memorial and South Bank Show Literature Prizes, and been shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize. In 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.

Reviews for Cloud Atlas: Hachette Essentials

An impeccable dance of genres . . . an elegiac, radiant festival of prescience, meditation and entertainment - The Times Just about the most audacious, thrilling and, above all, entertaining young British novelist there is - Observer His wildest ride yet . . . a singular achievement, from an author of extraordinary ambition and skill - Independent on Sunday One of the most shamelessly exciting books imaginable - Spectator David Mitchell entices his readers onto a rollercoaster, and at first they wonder if they want to get off. Then - at least in my case - they can't bear the journey to end. - Guardian A novel of breath-taking ambition and scale, spanning continents, oceans and centuries - Christina Patterson The novel's scale, ambition and execution make almost everything in this contemporary fiction look like a squalid struggle of Nissen huts . . . it is nothing short of a miracle of correspondences, of thematic and stylistic assonances, echoes and reverberations, every bit as intricate and rewarding as a complex fugue - The Times Gloriously inventive and dazzlingly virtuosic - Independent on Sunday


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