Cloud Atlas is a multi-layered novel that relates the interlocking stories of six different characters from several different time periods, both past and future. Each character discovers a past artifact related to another character, and even while they are caught up in dramas of their own—sickness, conspiracy, the struggle to create, a post-apocalyptic rebellion—they attempt to learn more about these figures from the past. The novel explores the ideas of reincarnation and the interconnectedness of all things.

Summary of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

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