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Cover of: Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
About the Book

From David Mitchell, the Booker Prize nominee, award-winning writer and one of the featured authors in Granta’s “Best of Young British Novelists 2003” issue, comes his highly anticipated third novel, a work of mind-bending imagination and scope.

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; an ambitious journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a vanity publisher fleeing the mendicant and violent family of his star author; 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 down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.

In his captivating third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity’ s dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us

5 editions First published in 2004

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Cloud Atlas
2008, Random House Publishing Group
eBook in English
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Cloud atlas
2004, Sceptre
in English
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Cloud atlas: a novel
2004, Vintage Canada
in English
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Cloud Atlas: a novel
2004, Random House Trade Paperbacks
in English - 1st U.S. ed.
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Cloud atlas.
Publish date unknown, Sceptre
in English


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