"It's as difficult to put this novel down as it is to overestimate Mitchell's virtually unparalleled mastery of dramatic construction, illuminating characterizations and insight into historical conflict and change. Comparisons to Tolstoy are inevitable, and right on the money. "
Another Booker Prize nomination is likely to greet this ambitious and fascinating fifth novel--a full-dress historical, and then some--from the prodigally gifted British author (Black Swan Green
, 2006, etc.).
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