By Patrick O'Donnell
Written for a large constituency of readers of latest literature, A transitority destiny: The Fiction of David Mitchell explores Mitchell's major concerns-including these of identification, historical past, language, imperialism, early life, the surroundings, and ethnicity-across the six novels released up to now, in addition to his protean skill to put in writing in a number of and numerous genres. It locations Mitchell within the culture of Murakami, Sebald, and Rushdie-writers whose works discover narrative in an age of globalization and cosmopolitanism.
Patrick O'Donnell strains the through-lines of Mitchell's paintings from ghostwritten to The Bone Clocks and, with a bankruptcy on all the six novels, charts the evolution of Mitchell's fictional project.
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A Temporary Future: The Fiction of David Mitchell by Patrick O'Donnell