|The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet|
Author: David Mitchell
Book Name: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
The Author being known for his distinguished way of presentation of his astonishing ideas has now come out with his fifth book 'The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet' which is cast in the form of a conventional historical novel with a single narrative thread. If Mitchell returns to anything, it is Japan, where he lived and taught for almost a decade and where his first novel Ghostwritten begins and his second number9dream is set.
The book, being a thriller is set in Dejima, a man-made island off Nagasaki that was used by the Dutch as a trading post in the late 18th century, Mitchell's story follows a young and honest Dutch clerk Jacob de Zoet, who is strikingly different from his corrupt and avaricious countrymen on the island.
The novel consolidates Mitchell's reputation as possibly the most versatile and one of the finest novelists of his generation. Hope you would enjoy reading it.