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Number9Dream

David Mitchell

From the author of Cloud Atlas, now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Number9Dream is the international literary sensation from a writer with astonishing range and imaginative energy-- an intoxicating ride through Tokyo' s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams. David Mitchell follows his eerily precocious, globe-striding first novel, Ghostwritten , with a work that is in its way even more ambitious. In outward form, Number9Dream is a Dickensian coming-of-age journey: Young dreamer Eiji Miyake, from remote rural Japan, thrust out on his own by his sister' s death and his mother' s breakdown, comes to Tokyo in pursuit of the father who abandoned him. Stumbling around this strange, awesome city, he trips over and crosses-- through a hidden destiny or just monstrously bad luck-- a number of its secret power centers. Suddenly, the riddle of his father' s identity becomes just one of the increasingly urgent questions Eiji must answer. Why is the line between the world of his experiences and the world of his dreams so blurry? Why do so many horrible things keep happening to him? What is it about the number 9? To answer these questions, and ultimately to come to terms with his inheritance, Eiji must somehow acquire an insight into the workings of history and fate that would be rare in anyone, much less in a boy from out of town with a price on his head and less than the cost of a Beatles disc to his name.

From the author of Cloud Atlas, now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Number9Dream is the international literary sensation from a writer with astonishing range and imaginative energy-- an intoxicating ride through Tokyo' s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams. David Mitchell follows his eerily precocious, globe-striding first novel, Ghostwritten , with a work that is in its way even more ambitious. In outward form, Number9Dream is a Dickensian coming-of-age journey: Young dreamer Eiji Miyake, from remote rural Japan, thrust out on his own by his sister' s death and his mother' s breakdown, comes to Tokyo in pursuit of the father who abandoned him. Stumbling around this strange, awesome city, he trips over and crosses-- through a hidden destiny or just monstrously bad luck-- a number of its secret power centers. Suddenly, the riddle of his father' s identity becomes just one of the increasingly urgent questions Eiji must answer. Why is the line between the world of his experiences and the world of his dreams so blurry? Why do so many horrible things keep happening to him? What is it about the number 9? To answer these questions, and ultimately to come to terms with his inheritance, Eiji must somehow acquire an insight into the workings of history and fate that would be rare in anyone, much less in a boy from out of town with a price on his head and less than the cost of a Beatles disc to his name.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From the author of Cloud Atlas, now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Number9Dream is the international literary sensation from a writer with astonishing range and imaginative energy-- an intoxicating ride through Tokyo' s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams. David Mitchell follows his eerily precocious, globe-striding first novel, Ghostwritten , with a work that is in its way even more ambitious. In outward form, Number9Dream is a Dickensian coming-of-age journey: Young dreamer Eiji Miyake, from remote rural Japan, thrust out on his own by his sister' s death and his mother' s breakdown, comes to Tokyo in pursuit of the father who abandoned him. Stumbling around this strange, awesome city, he trips over and crosses-- through a hidden destiny or just monstrously bad luck-- a number of its secret power centers. Suddenly, the riddle of his father' s identity becomes just one of the increasingly urgent questions Eiji must answer. Why is the line between the world of his experiences and the world of his dreams so blurry? Why do so many horrible things keep happening to him? What is it about the number 9? To answer these questions, and ultimately to come to terms with his inheritance, Eiji must somehow acquire an insight into the workings of history and fate that would be rare in anyone, much less in a boy from out of town with a price on his head and less than the cost of a Beatles disc to his name.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Rycroft

Length:

16h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

23:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

26:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

27:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

24:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:04