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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

A Novel

by David Mitchell

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Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks in New York, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • East and West,
  • Trading posts,
  • Fiction,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Mitchell
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6063.I785 T47 2011
    The Physical Object
    FormatMass Market Paperback
    Pagination492 p. :
    Number of Pages492
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24834507M
    ISBN 100812976363
    ISBN 109780812976366
    LC Control Number2011389222
    OCLC/WorldCa988465445

      The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a stunning departure for this brilliant, restless, and wildly ambitious author, a giant leap forward by even his own high standards. A bold and epic novel of a rarely visited point in history, it is a work as exquisitely rendered as it . The Thousand Autoumns of Jacob de Zoet This book is set in old Japan when the Dutch were trading. I enjoyed it and will warn the reader that it moves a bit slower than some audiobooks that I have read. I would probably have given it 5 stars but something is wrong in the third part and it repeats.

      David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is an extraordinarily powerful book, a triumph of the storyteller’s ability to create a world and place the reader in : David Maine.   The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell I was supplied this book by We Love This Book for review, However the review is my un-biased and not influenced by any one else’s opinion. A tiny man-made 5/5(17).

      Second, although “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet” is in many ways a realist novel (it is set in the recognizable world, it is full of real and familiar human beings, there is no formal. There are no easy answers or facile connections in “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.” In fact, it’s not an easy book, period. Its pacing can be challenging, and its idiosyncrasies are many. But it offers innumerable rewards for the patient reader and confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless­writers alive%().


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