About this book
A debut novel which was an unequivocal critical success in trade paperback, and which was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, this is a highly imaginative and memorable debut, which combines a multitude of elements, locations and characters to great effect. "One of the best first novels I've read for a long time" A.S. Byatt.
The dazzling debut novel that launched David Mitchell as one of the most exciting talents to emerge for the new millennium.