Ghostwritten

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What to expect

**Pre-order UTOPIA AVENUE, the spectacular new novel from David Mitchell.**


Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell’s first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the twenty-first century.

An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a holy mountain who talks to a tree, and a late night New York DJ?

Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, Ghostwritten weaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.

(P) 2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critics Review

  • An astonishing debut.

    Independent
  • One of the best first novels I’ve read in a long time . . . I couldn’t put it down.

    Mail on Sunday
  • A remarkable novel by a young writer of remarkable talent.

    Observer
  • The best first novel I have read in ages . . . it beguiles, informs, shocks and captivates.

    Daily Telegraph
  • If you want to know what the distinctive literature of the 21st century will look like, begin here.

    Independent
  • Fabulously atmospheric and wryly perceptive . . . a huge new talent.

    Guardian

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