Ghostwritten

Paperback | April 20, 2000

byDavid Mitchell

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Winner of theMail 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,Ghostwrittenweaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.

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Europe and Asia collide in this brilliant border-jumping work of fiction by British ex-pat (now living in Hiroshima) David Mitchell. There's a woman communing with nature on a holy mountain. A Mongolian gangster, willing to kill to get what he wants. A tarantula named Baggins. And an apocalyptic cult member whose suicide attack on ...

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Winner of theMail 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 d...

Born in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Worcestershire. After graduating from Kent University, he taught English in Japan, where he wrote his first novel,Ghostwritten. Published in 1999, it was awarded theMail on SundayJohn Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for theGuardianFirst Book Award. His second novel,number9dream, was shortlis...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 1.13 × 5 × 7.75 inPublished:April 20, 2000Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340739754

ISBN - 13:9780340739754

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Europe and Asia collide in this brilliant border-jumping work of fiction by British ex-pat (now living in Hiroshima) David Mitchell. There's a woman communing with nature on a holy mountain. A Mongolian gangster, willing to kill to get what he wants. A tarantula named Baggins. And an apocalyptic cult member whose suicide attack on a rush-hour subway may indeed herald a coming storm. Inventive, original and thoroughly post-modern, Ghostwritten is an important work of fiction by a promising author.

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A remarkable first novel . . . Eastern, ethereal, yet flecked with flashes of commando grit, this multi-faceted novel is full of surprises-Time Out