A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Obvious damage to the cover, including minor scuff marks and a crease on the front cover that starts at the Booker Prize sticker and runs all the way down to the bottom of the book, but no holes or tears. There is a sticker at the bottom of the spine. All pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. An aged but clean and solid copy.
"DAVID MITCHELL'S BOOKER PRIZE-SHORTLISTED SECOND NOVEL, REISSUED FOR A NEW GENERATION OF READERS WITH A STUNNING NEW COVER LOOK. As Eiji Miyake's twentieth birthday nears, he arrives in Tokyo with a mission - to locate the father he has never met. So begins a search that takes him into the seething city's underworld, its lost property offices and video arcades, and on a journey that zigzags from reality to the realm of dreams. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain, tantalisingly, just beyond his grasp.
About the Author
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 shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and in 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.
His third novel, Cloud Atlas, was shortlisted for six awards including the Man Booker Prize, and adapted for film in 2012. It was followed by Black Swan Green, shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, which was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller. Both were also longlisted for the Booker. In 2013, The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice From the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida was published in a translation from the Japanese by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida. David Mitchell's sixth novel is The Bone Clocks (Sceptre, 2014)."
Paperback | 432 pages
137 x 198 x 28mm | 300g
04 Apr 2001
Hodder & Stoughton
London, United Kingdom