Utopia Avenue

David Mitchell (Author)
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Description

The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.

New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice - "Mitchell's rich imaginative stews bubble with history and drama, and this time the flavor is a blend of Carnaby Street and Chateau Marmont."--The Washington Post

"A sheer pleasure to read . . . Mitchell's prose is suppler and richer than ever . . . Making your way through this novel feels like riding a high-end convertible down Hollywood Boulevard."--Slate

One of the most anticipated books of summer 2020--USA Today, Time, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Vulture, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, The Daily Beast, New Statesman, Lit Hub, Library Journal, The Millions, The Week, Thrillist

Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967, and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss and guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet, Utopia Avenue embarked on a meteoric journey from the seedy clubs of Soho, a TV debut on Top of the Pops, the cusp of chart success, glory in Amsterdam, prison in Rome, and a fateful American sojourn in the Chelsea Hotel, Laurel Canyon, and San Francisco during the autumn of '68.

David Mitchell's kaleidoscopic novel tells the unexpurgated story of Utopia Avenue's turbulent life and times; of fame's Faustian pact and stardom's wobbly ladder; of the families we choose and the ones we don't; of voices in the head, and the truths and lies they whisper; of music, madness, and idealism. Can we really change the world, or does the world change us?

Product Details

Price
$30.00  $27.00
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
July 14, 2020
Pages
592
Dimensions
6.3 X 1.4 X 9.5 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780812997439

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About the Author

David Mitchell is the author of the novels Ghostwritten, number9dream, Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Bone Clocks, and Slade House. Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, in 2018 he won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.

Reviews

Praise for David Mitchell

"A genre-bending, time-leaping, world-traveling, puzzle-making, literary magician."--Esquire

"[David Mitchell is] prodigiously daring and imaginative . . . As in the works of Thomas Pynchon and Herman Melville, one feels the roof of the narrative lifted off and oneself in thrall."--Time

"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 this novel's every page."--The New York Times Book Review

"Mitchell is one of the most electric writers alive. To open a Mitchell book is to set forth on an adventure."--The Boston Globe

"If David Mitchell isn't the most talented novelist of his generation, is there any doubt that he is the most multi-talented?"--The Atlantic

"We turn to [Mitchell] for brain-tickling puzzle palaces, for character studies and for language."--Chicago Tribune

"One of the most entertaining and thrilling novels I've read in a long time."--NPR

"Magical . . . [The Bone Clocks] perfectly illustrates the idea that we're all the heroes of our own lives as well as single cogs in a much larger and more beautiful mechanism. [Grade: ] A"--Entertainment Weekly