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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 2006
ISBN 0340822791

£135.00

The dazzling novel from critically-acclaimed David Mitchell. Shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Novel Award Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006 January, 1982. Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor - covert stammerer and reluctant poet - anticipates a stultifying year in his backwater English village. But he hasn't reckoned with bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, a threatened gypsy invasion and those mysterious entities known as girls. Charting thirteen months in the black hole between childhood and adolescence, this is a captivating novel, wry, painful and vibrant with the stuff of life.

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David Mitchell

David Mitchell is widely renowned as one of the greatest British novelists of his generation, garnering comparisons to Tolstoy, Twain, DeLillo and Pynchon, among others.

He has won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the South Bank Show Literature Prize, and the Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Prize. He has also been nominated for the Guardian First Book Award, the Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, and the Costa Book Award. He has also written the libretto for the opera Wake, which debuted at the Nationale Reisopera in 2010 to great acclaim.

His novel Cloud Atlas has been adapted into a film by Tom Twyker, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. David's highly anticipated eighth novel Utopia Avenue was published in 2020.

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Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with very small signs of bumping at the top of the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket.

This book is located in our Brighton store and may take longer for delivery.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.