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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 directions--to 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 idea--that whether the planet is vast or small is merely a matter of perspective--strikes home with the force of a new revelation. It marks the debut of a writer of astonishing gifts.

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David Mitchell lives in Hiroshima, Japan.

Synopsis:

The lives of nine total strangers from nine different countries become intertwined in a strange series of circumstances.

Synopsis:

David Mitchell's electrifying debut novel takes readers on a mesmerizing trek across a world of human experience through a series of ingeniously linked narratives.

Oblivious to the bizarre ways in which their lives intersect, nine characters-a terrorist in Okinawa, a record-shop clerk in Tokyo, a money-laundering British financier in Hong Kong, an old woman running a tea shack in China, a transmigrating "noncorpum" entity seeking a human host in Mongolia, a gallery-attendant-cum-art-thief in Petersburg, a drummer in London, a female physicist in Ireland, and a radio deejay in New York-hurtle toward a shared destiny of astonishing impact. Like the book's one non-human narrator, Mitchell latches onto his host characters and invades their lives with parasitic precision, making Ghostwritten a sprawling and brilliant literary relief map of the modern world.

About the Author

\David Mitchell lives in Hiroshima, Japan.

Table of Contents

Okinawa — Tokyo — Hong Kong — Holy mountain — Mongolia — Petersburg — London — Clear Island — Night train — Underground.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307426024
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Mitchell, David
Author:
Mitchell David
Subject:
Trancendence
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Transcendence
Subject:
Connectionism
Subject:
Cognition and culture
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011009
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
448

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 448 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307426024 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , David Mitchell lives in Hiroshima, Japan.
"Synopsis" by , The lives of nine total strangers from nine different countries become intertwined in a strange series of circumstances.
"Synopsis" by , David Mitchell's electrifying debut novel takes readers on a mesmerizing trek across a world of human experience through a series of ingeniously linked narratives.

Oblivious to the bizarre ways in which their lives intersect, nine characters-a terrorist in Okinawa, a record-shop clerk in Tokyo, a money-laundering British financier in Hong Kong, an old woman running a tea shack in China, a transmigrating "noncorpum" entity seeking a human host in Mongolia, a gallery-attendant-cum-art-thief in Petersburg, a drummer in London, a female physicist in Ireland, and a radio deejay in New York-hurtle toward a shared destiny of astonishing impact. Like the book's one non-human narrator, Mitchell latches onto his host characters and invades their lives with parasitic precision, making Ghostwritten a sprawling and brilliant literary relief map of the modern world.

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