The Resource Cloud atlas, David Mitchell

Cloud atlas, David Mitchell

Label
Cloud atlas
Title
Cloud atlas
Statement of responsibility
David Mitchell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The novel features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. The narrators of CLOUD ATLAS hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changes in ways great and small
Summary
Many characters live out their lives from 1850 to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii and eventually their disparate lives intertwine.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2005.
  • British Book Award for Literary Fiction, 2005.
  • British Book Award for the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year, 2005.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
Awards note
British Book Awards. Winner 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
129805
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, David
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Fate and fatalism
Target audience
adult
Label
Cloud atlas, David Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
529 pages
Isbn
9780812984415
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780340832370
Label
Cloud atlas, David Mitchell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
529 pages
Isbn
9780812984415
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780340832370

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