The dazzling new novel from the bestselling author of CLOUD ATLAS. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 Run away, one drowsy summer's afternoon, with Holly Sykes: wayward teenager, broken-hearted rebel and unwitting pawn in a titanic, hidden conflict. Over six decades, the consequences of a moment's impulse unfold, drawing an ordinary woman into a world far beyond her imagining. And as life in the near future turns perilous, the pledge she made to a stranger may become the key to her family's survival ...
The dazzling new novel from the author of Cloud Atlas, at once the kaleidoscopic story of an unusual woman's life, a metaphysical thriller and a profound meditation on mortality and survival.
Long-listed for Folio Prize 2015 and Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014.
A globe-trotting, mind-bending, hair-raising triumph. Guardian He is funny, hip and full of life. Which other writer could match his witty elision of fiction and science, of sense and nonsense? This beautiful explosion of adventurous ideas may well take him, finally, beyond the Booker shortlist. The Times If only real life were as elegant and generally encouraging as a Mitchell novel! He writes with scintillating verve and abundance. Daily Telegraph Every page fizzes with energy and humour. Wildly imaginative and truly magical, this is a big, chunky feast of a book. Sunday Mirror Intellectually rigorous and stunningly imaginative ... a rich and dense, inventive and witty thriller which, if you enjoyed Cloud Atlas and Mitchell's other works will leave you completely spellbound Daily Express Dazzling. New York Times