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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetIndies Company; and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there To this place of devious merchants deceitful interpreters costly courtesans earthuakes and typhoons comes Jacob de Zoet a devout and resourceful young The Thousand MOBI : clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in HollandBut Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city’s powerful m.

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Agistrate The borders between propriety profit and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded one rash promise made and then fatefully broken The conseuences will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings As one cynical Thousand Autumns of Jacob de PDF/EPUB ² colleague Thousand Autumns of PDF asks “Who ain’t a gambler in the glorious Orient with his very life”A magnificent mix of luminous writing prodigious research and heedless imagination The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is the most impressive achievement of its eminent autho.

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review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 ê [Reading] ➶ The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Author David Mitchell – Berkingmad.co.uk The year is 1799 the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor the “high walled fan shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world designed t[Reading] The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Author David Mitchell Berkingmad.co.uk The year is 1799 the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor the “high walled fan shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world designed to keep the The year is Autumns of PDF the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor the “high walled fan shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world designed to keep the West at bay; the farthest outpost of the war ravaged Dutch East.

review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 David Mitchell was born Autumns of PDF È in Southport Merseyside in England raised in Malvern Worcestershire and educated at the University of Kent studying for a degree in English and American Literature followed by an MA in Comparative Literature He lived for a year in Sicily then moved to Hiroshima Japan where he taught English to technical students for eight years before returning to England Afte.

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  • Stephen King

    review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetIn this historical novel an unassuming Dutch bookkeeper named Jacob de Zoet falls in love with a beautiful midwife in 18th century Japan When Miss Aiba gawa is spirited away to a mountain monastery Jacob finds the heroism in his soul Here is a bygone secret world full of charm and horror Mitchell is best known for Cloud Atlas which was a literary stunt in this correspondent’s opinion The Thousand Autumns is far better


  • Ken

    review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetRemember Dr Seuss's words children Oh the Places You'll Go In the case of wunderkind writer David Mitchell's THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET you'll set your time machine dial for 1799 and a makeshift Dutch port called Dejima on the shores of Nagasaki Japan But let's take it down another level You'll start at the port and live with old salts that'll make the Pirates of the Caribbean look like so many Lord Fauntleroys You'll visit the homes of the secretive Japanese magistrates You'll do some time in Dr Marinus's academy witnessing some bone chilling turn of THAT century operations removal of a kidney stone for instance in full metal graphics You'll go up into the mountains past Nagasaki up to a castle where Japanese women are held in captivity but told they are nuns worshiping an obscure goddess Over the river and through the woods you'll go in an exciting mission with samurais bent on rescuing one very special captive in this castle And you'll even hit the lo


  • Ken-ichi

    review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetI've spent a week reading this very fine novel and a weekend attempting to unpack it and I have little doubt I'll spend a good few years thinking about it


  • Cecily

    review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet A shooting star lives and dies in an instantI first read this when it was published in paperback just because it was by Mitc


  • Violet wells

    review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetIt's been a while since I read and loved this the first time and in the interim Mitchell has written two books which have caused me to think less of him as a novelist The Bone Clocks and Slade House both of which for me had a kind of juve


  • tim

    review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetSince discovering David Mitchell a little over a year ago I have devoured all five of his novels to date Yet I still cannot say what it is th


  • Paul Bryant

    review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetTHE APPRENTICEWEEK 6 THE SEMI FINALVoiceover Lord Sugar is looking for a historical novelist to invest in He scoured the country for the very best Twelve were selected to begin the process After six weeks of hard battling only three are left It's the Apprentice Week SixWe see a montage of the three remaining contestants David Mitchell Hilary Mantel and Sarah Waters frantically typing away on laptopsThis week's task to write a complete historical novel in only seven days All the sleepless nights wrecked marriages and substance addictions have come down to this The novels are written and Lord Sugar's verdict is inHe has sat through all three power point presentations H


  • Richard Derus

    review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetRating two headachey stars out of fiveThe Publisher Says In 1799 Jacob de Zoet disembarks on the tiny island of Dejima the Dutch East India Company’s remotest trading post in a Japan otherwise closed to the outside world A junior clerk his task is to uncover evidence of the previous Chief Resident’s corruptionCold shouldered by his compatriots Jacob earns the trust of a local interpreter and dangerously becomes intrigued by a rare woman—a midwife permitted to study on Dejima under the company physician He cannot foresee how disastrously each will be betrayed by someone they trust nor how intertwined and far reach


  • Samadrita

    review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetA transient dubious point of intersection with a secluded floating world Two disparate spheres of influence navigating a treacherous turn of the century wherein the actions of either will determine the course of future events A clash of civilizations where all involved parties are unwilling to cede even something as basic as acknowledgement to the other Races laboring under the virulent delusion that skin color predetermines superiority or inferiority Love in the time of prejudice and mutual suspicionAnd a heady Mitchellite cocktail concocted out of these ingredients So pardon me if I rate this 5 stars despite agreeing with the negatives pointed out by several reviewers who considered the book lacking in a central focus Because sometimes a purported fatal flaw in a narrative becomes its very strength The absence of a pivot upon which the entire story hinges made


  • Kinga

    review The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 103 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetDavid Mitchell and I had not been introduced before I knew he had written something about clouds and dreams and this looked pretty so I took it home with meIt is a book about Jacob de Zoet who in 1799 arrives as a clerk on Dejima an artificial island near Nagasaki and the only point of contact between Japan and the outside world It is also a book about an English ship and a mountain shrine and secret religious cult It is a book about Orito Japanese midwife whose face is half burnt but the book's most noble characters seem to fall in love with desp