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Ghostwritten A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  David Mitchell
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0375724508
ISBN-13: 9780375724503
Sku: 30801589
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  448
Age Range:  NA
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The lives of nine total strangers from nine different countries--including a terrorist in Okinawa, a British financier in Hong Kong, a female physicist in Ireland, and a radio DJ in New York--become intertwined in a strange series of circumstances. A first novel. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. *Author: Mitchell, David *Subtitle: A Novel *Publication Date: 2001/10/01 *Number of Pages: 426 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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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.
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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Composed of a series of interwoven stories, this novel is about nine characters, each in a different country, whose lives are connected in a pattern that becomes increasingly clear in the course of the story. The characters include a worker at a St. Petersburg museum, a British lawyer in Hong Kong, a Manhattan DJ, and an elderly woman in rural China.

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"Though this concept of crisscrossing parallel lives seems like an intriguing postmodernist formula for examining the randomness of life in today's global village, Mr. Mitchell is only partly successful in pulling it off. Some of his narrators showcase his remarkable talents as a ventriloquist, but others sound like phony talent-contest impersonations....When Mr. Mitchell stays away from the philosophical mumbo jumbo and sticks more closely to the here and now, he is decidedly more successful...." 09/12/2000
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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0448
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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