Cloud Atlas

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Author: David Mitchell

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Sceptre

ISBN: 9781399725996

RRP: $69.99


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With an introduction by Gabrielle Zevin (author of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow) and a new afterword by David Mitchell

‘Nothing short of a miracle’


‘A novel of breathtaking ambition and scale, spanning continents, oceans and centuries’


‘A novel in the biggest, most exhilarating sense’


Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies . . .

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific Ocean in 1850.

A disinherited composer conning his way into the home of a dying genius in interwar Belgium.

A high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California.

A vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors.

The testament of 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 other’s echoes along the corridor of history – echoes that change destinies in ways great and small.

In a globe-encircling narrative reaching from the nineteenth 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.

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, winner of Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year and a BBC Two Between the Covers Book Club pick

A magnificent tour de force – Time Out

A virtuoso performance . . . deeply impressive – Daily Telegraph

The way Mitchell inhabits the different voices of the novel is close to miraculous . . . No other British novelist, to my mind, combines such a darkly futuristic intelligence with such polyphonic ease – Sunday Times

Tremendous . . . one of the most shamelessly exciting books imaginable – Spectator

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