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Black Swan Green (Signed First U.K. Edition)

DAVID MITCHELL

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ISBN 10: 0340822791 / ISBN 13: 9780340822791
Published by Sceptre, 2006
New Condition: New Hardcover
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London: Spectre [2006]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. A perfect unread copy, opened only for the author to sign. Comes with archival-quality, acid-free dust jacket protector at no extra cost. A pristine signed copy! Smoke Free Shop. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. Mitchell’s fourth novel chronicles a year in the life of Jason Taylor, an imaginative 13-year-old who stammers, writes poetry, worries about his reputation among his peers, and has a knack for encountering odd people. Chosen as a longlist nominee for the Booker Prize for Fiction, 2006. The American edition was prior to the U.K. edition by a few weeks. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # pp0406-12

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Title: Black Swan Green (Signed First U.K. Edition)

Publisher: Sceptre

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Synopsis:

From highly acclaimed two-time Man Booker finalist David Mitchell comes a glorious, sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new.

In his previous novels, David Mitchell dazzled us with his narrative scope and his virtuosic command of
multiple voices and stories. The New York Times Book Review said, “Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across [Cloud Atlas’s] every page.”

Black Swan Green inverts the telescopic vision of Cloud Atlas to track a single year in what is, for 13-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the 13 chapters create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy. Pointed, funny, profound, left field, elegiac, and painted with the stuff of life, Black Swan Green is David Mitchell’s subtlest yet most accessible achievement to date.

Excerpt from Black Swan Green:

Picked-on kids act invisible to reduce the chances of being noticed and picked on. Stammerers act invisible to reduce the chances of being made to say something we can’t. Kids whose parents argue act invisible in case we trigger another skirmish. The Triple Invisible Boy, that’s Jason Taylor. Even I don’t see the real Jason Taylor much these days, ’cept for when we’re writing a poem, or occasionally in a mirror, or just before sleep. But he comes out in woods. Ankley branches, knuckly roots, paths that only might be, earthworks by badgers or Romans, a pond that’ll ice over come January, a wooden cigar box nailed behind the ear of a secret sycamore where we once planned a treehouse, birdstuffedtwigsnapped silence, toothy bracken, and places you can’t find if you’re not alone. Time in woods’s older than time in clocks, and truer.

About the Author:

David Mitchell is the author of Ghostwritten, Number9Dream, and Cloud Atlas, the last 2 finalists for the Booker Prize. Granta magazine named him one of Britain’s best young novelists in 2003. He lives in County Cork with his wife and daughter.

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