The powerHouse Arena invites you to
a reading and signing for
by David Mitchell
Monday, October 15, 7–9 PM
The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
All ticketholders receive $10 off the price of the book.
Online ticket sales are now closed. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase in-store on the day of the event.
Please remember seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Two weeks before the much-anticipated release of the film adaptation of Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell stops by The powerHouse Arena for a talk and signing. Téa Obreht will join him in conversation.
Those who purchase copies of Cloud Atlas or Mitchell's backlist titles from powerHouse will be given priority in the signing line. Upon purchase, these customers will receive a number that indicates their place in line. Passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis—customers can pre-order the paperback or his backlist in the store or online before the event, if they wish. Customers without passes will be asked to wait at the end of the line.
About Cloud Atlas:
When it was first published in 2004 David Mitchell's CLOUD ATLAS became an international sensation, earning a Booker Prize nomination and one of the most devoted cult followings for any novel of the last decade. In 2010 Dave Eggers, on the front page of the New York Times Book Review, declared it "one of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is — and should be — read by any student of contemporary literature." For years fans have been drawn to this time-warp, time-travel, Chinese-box of a novel about the legacy of life across centuries and the soul's place in the universe. Now Mitchell's startling, dazzling achievement has been adapted by Warner Bros. Pictures and a team of visionary filmmakers to bring CLOUD ATLAS to moviegoers around the world.
Opening at theaters nationwide on October 26, 2012, CLOUD ATLAS is adapted for the screen and directed by Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer. The Wachowskis previously teamed as writers/directors of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, which earned more than $1.6 billion, combined, at the worldwide box office. Tom Tykwer won an Independent Spirit Award and earned a BAFTA Award nomination as the director/writer of Run Lola Run, and more recently directed the award-winning thriller Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) and Halle Berry (Monster's Ball) lead a stellar international cast that includes Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun and Keith David, with Oscar® winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) and Hugh Grant. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.
"Audiences who have seen an early screening of CLOUD ATLAS have been elated by its powerful and inspiring story, as well as its breathtaking visuals," stated Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures. "An October release in North America is the perfect window to showcase this epic film."
In addition, the Studio has acquired rights for the film in the major markets of the UK, France, Spain, Australia, and Japan, with plans to release it in those territories in early 2013.
CLOUD ATLAS explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Along the way, readers and moviegoers see how the disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.
About the Author:
A postmodern visionary and master of styles and genres, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending philosophical and scientific speculation. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. Mitchell is the author of the international bestseller The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet named a best book of the year by Time, The Washington Post, Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times; Black Swan Green, which was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by Time; Cloud Atlas, which was a Man Booker Prize finalist; number9dream, which was short-listed for the Man Booker as well as the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; and Ghostwritten, awarded the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best book by a writer under thirty-five and short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. Hailed as "the novelist who's shown us fiction's future" by The Washington Post, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2007.