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Nagasaki. Japan. 1799. For one young Dutch clerk, a strange adventure of duplicity, love, guilt, faith and murder is about to begin.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet is the eagerly awaited sixth novel from Booker shortlisted author David Mitchell. Mitchell made his name with a series of dizzying, multilayered narratives. Ghostwritten won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize; Number9dream was shortlisted for the Booker; as was Cloud Atlas, the author's most bravura feat of storytelling yet. The Costa-shortlisted Black Swan Green was less elliptical but equally luminous. Now, in a rare UK visit - the author's only event outside of London this summer - Mitchell unveils the latest addition to his distinctive oeuvre.

'David Mitchell is just about the best writer operating in Britain today' Arena

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