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Ghostwritten

Ghostwritten

Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 2nd October 2008

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781844568833

Reviews

The best first novel I have read in ages . . . it beguiles, informs, shocks and captivates.
William Boyd, Daily Telegraph
The best first novel I have read in ages . . . it beguiles, informs, shocks and captivates.
William Boyd, Daily Telegraph
A remarkable first novel . . . Eastern, ethereal, yet flecked with flashes of commando grit, this multi-faceted novel is full of surprises
<i>Time Out</i>
The accolades are well deserved . . . Ghostwritten is a wide-reaching, multi-layered novel . . . Mitchell also captures a tenderness, a yearning for something deeper, just below what often appears as a bleak and cheerless surface
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
If you want to know what the distinctive literature of the 21st century will look like, begin here.
Boyd Tonkin, Independent
One of the best first novels I've read in a long time . . . I couldn't put it down
AS Byatt, <i>Mail on Sunday</i>
An astonishing debut.
Independent
Fabulously atmospheric and wryly perceptive . . . a huge new talent.
Books of the Year, <i>Guardian</i>
A remarkable novel by a young writer of remarkable talent.
Observer
Mitchell's dazzling debut covers a lot of geography and a vast range of topics. The whole magpie's nest is loosely bundled into the net bag of a fiercely incomprehensible and mystical plot. Gracefully written, Mitchell is definitely a new name to look out for.
The Times
A firework display . . . a remarkable novel by a young writer of remarkable talent
<i>Observer</i>
Demands to be read and re-read . . . an astonishing debut
Lawrence Norfolk, <i>Independent</i>
The best modern novel I have read for some time
Rachel Cusk, <i>Express on Sunday</i>