Utopia Avenue Utopia Avenue

Utopia Avenue

A Novel

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • “Mitchell’s rich imaginative stews bubble with history and drama, and this time the flavor is a blend of Carnaby Street and Chateau Marmont.”—The Washington Post
 
“A sheer pleasure to read . . . Mitchell’s prose is suppler and richer than ever . . . Making your way through this novel feels like riding a high-end convertible down Hollywood Boulevard.”—Slate
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • USA Today • The Guardian • The Independent Kirkus Reviews Men’s Health • PopMatters

Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band you’ve never heard of. Emerging from London’s psychedelic scene in 1967, and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss and guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet, Utopia Avenue embarked on a meteoric journey from the seedy clubs of Soho, a TV debut on Top of the Pops, the cusp of chart success, glory in Amsterdam, prison in Rome, and a fateful American sojourn in the Chelsea Hotel, Laurel Canyon, and San Francisco during the autumn of ’68.

David Mitchell’s kaleidoscopic novel tells the unexpurgated story of Utopia Avenue’s turbulent life and times; of fame’s Faustian pact and stardom’s wobbly ladder; of the families we choose and the ones we don’t; of voices in the head, and the truths and lies they whisper; of music, madness, and idealism. Can we really change the world, or does the world change us?

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
July 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
592
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
10.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Jerrman ,

captures the times

a very detailed and seemingly realistic saga of an english band about to make the big time in the late 60s. maybe the ending was inevitable but, the journey was worth it.

Hunting Ridge Drive ,

The 60s

Good story of a band forming in the late 60s and their road to success. Liberal use of real people (Jerry Garcia, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen.....) the band meets along the way. Captures the era.

Bufman11 ,

Magnificent!

Simply one of the best written novels to come along in years, a must read.

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