Publication Date: 20/04/2000 ISBN: 9780340739754 Category:

Ghostwritten

David Mitchell

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 20/04/2000 ISBN: 9780340739754 Category:
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‘ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANTLY INVENTIVE WRITERS OF THIS, OR ANY, COUNTRY’ INDEPENDENT
Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
‘Astonishingly accomplished’
THE TIMES

‘Remarkable’
OBSERVER

‘Gripping’
NEW YORK TIMES

‘Fabulously atmospheric’
GUARDIAN

‘Engrossing’
DAILY MAIL

A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell’s first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the twenty-first century.
An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a holy mountain who talks to a tree, and a late night New York DJ?

Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, Ghostwritten weaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.

PRAISE FOR DAVID MITCHELL
‘A thrilling and gifted writer’
FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good’
DAILY MAIL

‘Mitchell is, clearly, a genius’
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

‘An author of extraordinary ambition and skill’
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

‘A superb storyteller’
THE NEW YORKER

Publisher Review

Fabulously atmospheric and wryly perceptive . . . a huge new talent. -- Books of the Year * Guardian * If you want to know what the distinctive literature of the 21st century will look like, begin here. -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent * The best first novel I have read in ages . . . it beguiles, informs, shocks and captivates. -- William Boyd * Daily Telegraph * A remarkable novel by a young writer of remarkable talent. * Observer * One of the best first novels I've read in a long time . . . I couldn't put it down. -- AS Byatt * Mail on Sunday * An astonishing debut. * Independent *

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