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Title:Ghostwritten
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Vintage
ISBN:0375724508
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Number of Pages:426
Category:Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary, Literary fiction, Literature, Science fiction

Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Ghostwritten A gallery attendant at the Hermitage A young jazz buff in Tokyo A crooked British lawyer in Hong Kong A disc jockey in Manhattan A physicist in Ireland An elderly woman running a tea shack in rural China A cult controlled terrorist in Okinawa A musician in London A transmigrating spirit in Mongolia What is the common thread of coincidence or destiny that connects the lives of these nine souls in nine far flung countries stretching across the globe from east to west What pattern do their linked fates form through time and space .

A writer of pyrotechnic virtuosity and profound compassion a mind to which nothing human is alien David Mitchell spins genres cultures and ideas like gossamer threads around and through these nine linked stories Many forces bind these lives but at root all involve the same universal longing for connection and transcendence an axis of commonality that leads in two directions to creation and to destruction In the end as lives converge with a fearful symmetry i Ghostwritten i comes full circle to a point at which a familiar idea that whether the planet is vast or small is merely a matter of perspective strikes home with the force of a new revelation It marks the debut of a writer of astonishing gifts

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