Ghostwritten by David MitchellGhostwritten by David Mitchell


byDavid Mitchell

Paperback | April 20, 2000

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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.

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 the Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, number9dream, was sh...
Title:GhostwrittenFormat: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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love David Mitchell! David Mitchell is a mastermind. I would read any book he ever writes. This one was another beautiful work of art!
Date published: 2018-03-05

From Our Editors

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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An astonishing debut.-Independent