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Utopia Avenue (Digital Audiobook)

By David Mitchell, Andrew Wincott (Narrator)

Publication Date: July 20, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/13/2020)
Paperback (5/4/2021)
Hardcover (7/14/2020)
Paperback, Chinese (5/12/2022)
Paperback, Large Print (7/14/2020)
CD-Audio (7/14/2020)

July 2020 Indie Next List

“Another delightfully addictive novel from this masterful storyteller. We get in on the ground floor witnessing the formation and rise of a rock band in London just as the British Invasion is taking off. Filled with great characters and lots of fun, inside Mitchellisms fans will love — a character named De Zoet, an album with Cloud Atlas in the title — this is a wonderful book and perfect summer reading.”
— Cody Morrison , Square Books, Oxford, MS
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Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The hotly anticipated new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas.

Utopia Avenue may be the most extraordinary British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967 and fronted by folksinger Elf Holloway, guitar demigod Jasper de Zoet and blues bassist Dean Moss, Utopia Avenue released only two LPs during its brief blazing journey from the clubs of Soho and draughty ballrooms to Top of the Pops and the Top 10; to Amsterdam, Rome and a fateful American fortnight in the autumn of 1968. David Mitchell's new novel is the story of Utopia Avenue and its age; of riots in the street and revolutions in the head; of drugs and thugs, schizophrenia, love, sex, grief, art; of the families we choose and the ones we don't; of fame's Faustian pact and stardom's wobbly ladder. Do we change the world or does the world change us? Utopia means 'nowhere' but might it be somewhere, if only we knew how to look?


About the Author

DAVID MITCHELL is the award-winning and bestselling author of Slade House, The Bone Clocks, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, and Ghostwritten. Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell translated from the Japanese Naoki Higashida's internationally bestselling memoir The Reason I Jump. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.