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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller, from the author of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS.

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010

Be transported to a place like no other: a tiny, man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki, for two hundred years the sole gateway between Japan and the West. Here, in the dying days of the 18th-century, a young Dutch clerk arrives to make his fortune. Instead he loses his heart.

Step onto the streets of Dejima and mingle with scheming traders, spies, interpreters, servants and concubines as two cultures converge. In a tale of integrity and corruption, passion and power, the key is control – of riches and minds, and over death itself.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 13th May 2010

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781848945036


Compared with almost everything being written now, it is vertiginously ambitious - and brilliant...He can write as thrillingly about large-scale events as he can about the tiny details of the private world. Such fluent and masterful command of both domains seems the stuff of a true artist's gifts
<i>The Times</i>
Just about the most audacious, thrilling and, above all, entertaining young British novelist there is
Arguably his finest...Every sentence yields glorious surprises that no one else could think up...It will doubtless earn Mitchell his fourth Man Booker nomination and, if there's any justice, his first win.
<i>Sunday Telegraph</i>
Spectacularly accomplished and thrillingly brims with rich, involving and affecting humanity.
<i>Sunday Times</i>
David Mitchell is back with a bang...superb
<i>Irish Independent</i>
'Ambitious and fascinating...Comparisons to Tolstoy are inevitable, and right on the money.'
<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>
A masterpiece
Lose yourself in a world of incredible scope, originality and imaginative brilliance.
Katy Guest, Independent on Sunday
A novel which actually deserves the accolade "tour de force".
Kamila Shamsie, Books of the Year, Daily Telegraph
<i>The Times</i>
Spectacularly accomplished and thrillingly suspenseful.
<i>Sunday Times</i>
The most impressive fictional mind of his generation.
Confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive.
Dave Eggers, <i>New York Times Book Review</i>