內容簡介 歡迎來到60年代，嬉皮、迷幻、搖滾、暴動；加入這場由年輕人而起的人權與文化革命，(覺得似曾相似嗎?)。『Utopia Avenue』是1967年從倫敦地下音樂場景崛起的迷幻搖滾樂隊。在兩年間迅速竄紅，成為熱門天團在歐美個城市巡演。在書中，我們跟著4個個性迥異的團員巡迴世界，經歷他們像雲霄飛車般起落的人生。 Elf是樂團的鍵盤手、人如其名的空靈女主唱，努力在”男人”的世界裡站穩腳步。Jasper，吉他手、才華洋溢的音樂家，在藝術和理性的世界間掙扎的他，其實身受精神分裂病痛之苦。Gruff是是有點粗魯但個性最討人喜歡的鼓手。Dean則是樂團的鋒頭人物，男主唱、貝斯手，夢想藉著音樂逃離貧窮跟家庭的壓迫。 David Mitchell以往作品常以多重宇宙為架構、挑戰讀者閱讀力著名。『Utopia Avenue』卻像是場精彩的文學音樂電影，讀者一下陷入了故事情節，隨著四位主角而喜怒哀樂。本書的章節名都是歌曲名稱，前言就是道盡其中一位主角個性的歌詞。如果你很注重細節，你會發現作者暗藏伏筆，將以往作品出現的人物，暗藏本書平行宇宙中。 The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks. 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.
作者介紹 Born in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Worcestershire. After graduating from Kent University, he taught English in Japan, where he wrote his first novel, GHOSTWRITTEN. Published in 1999, it was awarded the Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, NUMBER9DREAM, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and in 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. His third novel, CLOUD ATLAS, was shortlisted for six awards including the Man Booker Prize, and adapted for film in 2012. It was followed by BLACK SWAN GREEN, shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, which was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, and THE BONE CLOCKS which won the World Fantasy Best Novel Award. All three were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. David Mitchell’s seventh novel is SLADE HOUSE (Sceptre, 2015).