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Ghostwritten: A Novel (Paperback)
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A brave new book for a brave new worldfueled by a brilliant imagination and buoyed by beautifully descriptive writing.USA Today
A gallery attendant at the Hermitage. A young jazz buff in Tokyo. A crooked British lawyer in Hong Kong. A disc jockey in Manhattan. A physicist in Ireland. An elderly woman running a tea shack in rural China. A cult-controlled terrorist in Okinawa. A musician in London. A transmigrating spirit in Mongolia. What is the common thread of coincidence or destiny that connects the lives of these nine souls in nine far-flung countries, stretching across the globe from east to west? What pattern do their linked fates form through time and space?
A writer of pyrotechnic virtuosity and profound compassion, a mind to which nothing human is alien, David Mitchell spins genres, cultures, and ideas like gossamer threads around and through these nine linked stories. Many forces bind these lives, but at root all involve the same universal longing for connection and transcendence, an axis of commonality that leads in two directionsto creation and to destruction. In the end, as lives converge with a fearful symmetry,Ghostwritten comes full circle, to a point at which a familiar ideathat whether the planet is vast or small is merely a matter of perspectivestrikes home with the force of a new revelation. It marks the debut of a writer of astonishing gifts.
Praise for Ghostwritten
[Mitchell] has a gift for fictions natural pleasuresintricate surprises, insidiously woven narratives, ingenious voices.The New York Times Book Review
Elegantly composed, gracefully plotted and full of humor.Los Angeles Times
Unlike so many of the chroniclers of the twenty-first-century pastichean industry dominated by ad men and feature-writers, not novelistsMitchell has set out to craft actual characters, not archetypes. The result is a dazzling piece of work.The Washington Post
Mitchell deftly sketches each character to such a compelling extent that you become totally immersed. . . . His nine characters and their random but fateful interactions provide a playful, suspenseful foray into our ever-shrinking world.Entertainment Weekly
An intricately assembled Faberge egg of a novel, full of sly and sometimes beautiful surprises. . . . In an era in which much literary fiction is characterized by unearned ironies and glib cynicism, its hard not to be impressed by the humanism that animates Mitchells book.New York
Gripping and innovative. . . . [Ghostwritten serves] to illustrate the strange interconnectivity of the modern world and the improvisatory nature of fate.The New York Times
A daring novel, uniquely structured and just as uniquely compelling.TheDenver Post
From the Hardcover edition.
|Genre||FICTION / Literary|
|Publisher Date||2001-10-01 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.8 lb|
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