Writers and Company | Dec 19, 2012 | 52:37

"Cloud Atlas" with author David Mitchell (2004 Encore)

Eleanor Wachtel goes back to her 2004 conversation about "Cloud Atlas" - the book. Six novels in one from England's David Mitchell. Exhilarating, entertaining, and elegant, it's now been made into a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.

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