David Mitchell Three bestselling novels Cloud Atlas Black Swan Green and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell  Three bestselling novels  Cloud Atlas  Black Swan Green  and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Author : David Mitchell
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 1344
Release : 2014-06-24
ISBN 10 : 9780812987003
ISBN 13 : 0812987004
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Mitchell Three bestselling novels Cloud Atlas Black Swan Green and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Book Description:

In one virtuosic, mind-bending novel after another, David Mitchell continues to strengthen his reputation as “one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive” (Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review) and “the novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post). Now three of his acclaimed novels—Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet—are collected in one extraordinary eBook bundle. Don’t miss The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell’s epic new novel about a fifteen-year-old English runaway who slams the door on her old life only to stumble into a supernatural war of good and evil on the margins of our world. CLOUD ATLAS “Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine.”—The New York Times Book Review In 1850, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California is befriended by a physician who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. In 1931 Belgium, a disinherited bisexual composer contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro with a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. On the West Coast in the 1970s, a troubled reporter stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder. The narrative jumps onward to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history—then boomerangs back through centuries and space, revealing how these disparate characters connect and how their fates intertwine. BLACK SWAN GREEN “As in the works of Thomas Pynchon and Herman Melville, one feels the roof of the narrative lifted off and oneself in thrall.”—Time Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor lives in the sleepiest, muddiest village in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But over the course of a single year, Jason discovers a world that is anything but sleepy: a world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys’ games on a frozen lake; of “nightcreeping” through the summer backyards of strangers; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigré; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatcher’s recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons. THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET “Mitchell’s masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.”—Richard Eder, The Boston Globe The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, and costly courtesans comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured midwife to the city’s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken—the consequences of which will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings.

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
Author : Yōzō Itō
Publisher :
Total Pages : 71
Release : 1967
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015026517485
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
Author : Donald Platt
Publisher :
Total Pages : 106
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053493147
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Atlas Book Description:

How can there be a book that maps these continents of clouds that drift apart, reshape their puzzle pieces, and coalesce into new geographies of air within one windblown hour? Donald Platt delights in enticing his readers with unique thoughts and questions such as this in Cloud Atlas. Being his second published book of poetry, the collection comes alive with elegance and refinement. Poems from this collection originally appeared in publications including The New England Review, The Best American Poetry 2000, Paris Review, New Republic, and The Kenyon Review.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works
Author : Geoff Hamilton
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 433
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9781438129709
ISBN 13 : 143812970X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works Book Description:

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work is an invaluable guide to the work of English-language fiction writers born since 1960. Coverage includes some of the most vital and appealing writers working today, such as Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and Dave Eggers. Containing more than 200 entries written by literary scholars, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-Speaking literary world.

Predicting the Weather

Predicting the Weather
Author : Katharine Anderson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2010-11-15
ISBN 10 : 9780226019703
ISBN 13 : 0226019705
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predicting the Weather Book Description:

Victorian Britain, with its maritime economy and strong links between government and scientific enterprises, founded an office to collect meteorological statistics in 1854 in an effort to foster a modern science of the weather. But as the office turned to prediction rather than data collection, the fragile science became a public spectacle, with its forecasts open to daily scrutiny in the newspapers. And meteorology came to assume a pivotal role in debates about the responsibility of scientists and the authority of science. Studying meteorology as a means to examine the historical identity of prediction, Katharine Anderson offers here an engrossing account of forecasting that analyzes scientific practice and ideas about evidence, the organization of science in public life, and the articulation of scientific values in Victorian culture. In Predicting the Weather, Anderson grapples with fundamental questions about the function, intelligibility, and boundaries of scientific work while exposing the public expectations that shaped the practice of science during this period. A cogent analysis of the remarkable history of weather forecasting in Victorian Britain, Predicting the Weather will be essential reading for scholars interested in the public dimensions of science.

A Cloud Atlas

A Cloud Atlas
Author : Alexander McAdie
Publisher :
Total Pages : 57
Release : 1923
ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B24427
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ThirdWay

ThirdWay
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2004-09
ISBN 10 :
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Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ThirdWay Book Description:

Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.