❰Read❯ ➵ The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Author David Mitchell – E17streets4all.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 the place Dejima Autumns of eBook ✓ 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 Indies 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 PDF or 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 magistrate 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 colleague 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 author.
David Mitchell was born in Southport Merseyside Autumns of eBook ✓ 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.
- 479 pages
- The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
- David Mitchell
- 27 September 2016 David Mitchell