Edition: Trade paperback.
New York: Random House, (2004). His third novel, shortlisted for the Man-Booker, and basis for the film of the same name: "A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified 'dinery server' on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. . . Six interlocking lives - one amazing adventure. In a narrative that circles the globe and reaches from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future" 509 pp. ISBN: 0-375507256.
Condition: Near fine.