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Cloud atlas

Cloud atlas

Mitchell, David (David Stephen)

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850, and a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilization - these and the other narrators of 'Cloud Atlas' hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small

Book. English.
Published London: Sceptre, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: David Mitchell
ISBN: 0340822783, 9780340822784
Physical Description: 529 p. ; 20 cm.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.5
Interest Level: UY
Points: 27
Quiz Number: 217295

Author note

Born in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Worcestershire. After graduating from Kent University, he taught English in Japan, where he wrote his first novel,Ghostwritten. Published in 1999, it was awarded theMail on SundayJohn Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for theGuardianFirst Book Award. His second novel,number9dream, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and in 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one ofGranta's Best of Young British Novelists. His third novel,Cloud Atlas, was shortlisted for six awards including the Man Booker Prize, and adapted for film in 2012. It was followed byBlack Swan Green, shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, andThe Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, which was a No. 1Sunday Timesbestseller. Both were also longlisted for the Booker.

In 2013,The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice From the Silence of Autismby Naoki Higashida was published in a translation from the Japanese by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida. David Mitchell's sixth novel isThe Bone Clocks(Sceptre, 2014).


A remarkable book ... there won't be a bigger, bolder novel this year.
Guardian||An impeccable dance of genres . . . an elegiac, radiant festival of prescience, meditation and entertainment.
The Times||A singular achievement, from an author of extraordinary ambition and skill.
Independent on Sunday||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||Mitchell's storytelling inCloud Atlasis of the best.
Independent||Impeccably structured novel of ideas in many voices by a talent to watch.