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Black Swan Green - A Novel

David Mitchell

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Selected by Time as One of the Ten Best Books of the Year | A New York Times Notable Book | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post Book World, The Christian Science Monitor, Rocky Mountain News, and Kirkus Reviews | A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist | Winner of the ALA Alex Award | Finalist for the Costa Novel Award 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 Green 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 emigré 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. Praise for Black Swan Green "[David Mitchell has created] one of the most endearing, smart, and funny young narrators ever to rise up from the pages of a novel. . . . The always fresh and b

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

13h 13m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:54


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:39


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:23


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:03


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:03


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:35


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:12


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:43


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:45


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:14


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:07


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:52


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:08


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:46


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:33


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:53


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:56


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:08


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:34


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:06


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:50


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:24


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:18


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:20


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:46


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:02


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:02


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:59


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:19


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:08


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:33


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:08


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:41


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:18


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:43


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:27


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:50


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:11


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:08


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:01


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:05


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:46


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:34


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:48


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:27


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:30


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:22


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:11


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:37


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:20


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:44


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:57


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:01


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:19


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:07


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:50


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:14


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:00


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:22


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:10


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:26


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:07


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:08


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:46


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:05


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:29


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:34


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:31


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:05


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:07


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

02:59


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:00


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:12


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:49


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

02:54


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:11


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:26


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:02


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:34


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:10


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:55


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:05


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:47


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:45


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:13


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:01


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:15


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:37


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:45


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:56


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:27


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:24


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:50


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:38


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:35


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:18


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:08


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:01


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:23


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:58


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:33


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:04


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:04


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:39


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:00


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:59


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:50