BookBalloon Reading Club July Selection
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
“The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet draws us into the redolent atmosphere of those grand 19th-century epics by Melville, Dumas and Sir Walter Scott. Japan remains a favorite subject for this peripatetic author, who began writing fiction in his 20s while teaching English in Hiroshima. But this time Mitchell sits still in Japan, abandoning his time-traveling, world-spanning, intertextual sorcery for the satisfaction of a single (and singular) time and place. ” — The Washington Post
Discussion of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet begins July 10. Forum registration is free.
- Mitchell Says ‘Jacob de Zoet’ May Be the First of a Trilogy (observer.com)