Black Swan Green A Novel

By: Mitchell, David

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294pp. 8vo. Paper over boards, gilt on spine. Author has signed his name only on the title page. Book has a complete number line from 1-9, and is a stated First U. S. edition. Book is unread, unmarked, unclipped, straight, clean, and Brodart protected. Author's fourth book and was Man Booker Prize finalist for "Cloud Atlas."


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From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new.
Black Swan tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the thirteen chapters, each a short story in its own right, create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy. A world of Kissingeresque realpolitik" "enacted in boys' games on a frozen lake; of "nightcreeping" through the summer backyards of strangers; of the tabloid-fueled thrills of the Falklands War and its human toll; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend, Ross Wilcox; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigre who is both more and less than she appears; of Jason's search to replace his dead grandfather's irreplaceable smashed watch before the crime is discovered; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran Lps, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatcher's recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons.
Pointed, funny, profound, left-field, elegiac, and painted with the stuff of life, Black Swan Green" "is David Mitchell's subtlest and most effective achievement to date.

Title: Black Swan Green A Novel

Author Name: Mitchell, David

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2006

ISBN Number: 1400063795

ISBN Number 13: 9781400063796

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001972