After reading Cloud Atlas, I wanted to read the other books that David Mitchell wrote.
The second book I read by him is called The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet. The descriptions that websites put about this book does not do the book justice.
Do not let those descriptions turn you from this book. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet is a great book.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet is set in 1799. Jacob De Zoet is an bookkeeper for the Dutch East Indies Company. The Dutch East Indies Company made landfall in Dejima, Japan. Jacob ends up falling in love with a doctor’s assistant, but they can’t ever be together. She ends up being sold to a bad guy. Jacob ends up making an effort to save her.
There was some sad parts in the book, but it is still a great book to read.