Connections catalogs the characters, themes and symbols that keep popping up in David Mitchell’s work. They’re the anchors that keep the stories in the same universe, the threads that tie the metatext together. The intent is to make this a collaborative effort, with fans contributing pieces to the mosaic. Connections will be published as a Wiki as it grows and starts to resemble more of an encyclopedic resource than a list.

Ghostwritten

Quasar – Okinawa
Satoru – Tokyo
Neal Brose – Hong Kong
The old woman – Mount Emei, China
Incorporeal spirit (The Noncorpum) – Mongolia
Margarita Latunsky – St. Petersburg
Marco – London
Mo Muntervary – Cape Clear Island
Bat Seguno/Night Train – New York

The Zookeeper
Arupadhatu
Subhaatar
Denholme Cavendish
Luisa Rey
Moon gray cat

 

number9dream

Eiji Miyake
Akiko Kato
Ai Imajo
Yuzu Daimon
Buntaro
Miriam
Subhaatar

Cloud Atlas

Adam Ewing
Autua
Robert Frobisher
Rupert Sixsmith
Vyvyan Ayrs
Jocasta Ayrs
Luisa Rey
Timothy Cavendish
Denholme Cavendish
Dermot Hoggins
Felix Finch
Sonmi 451
Hae-Joo Im
Orison Archivist

 

Slade House

Norah Grayer
Jonah Grayer
Marinus
Albino Sayyid of Aït Arif
Enomoto Sensei
Chetwynd-Pitt
Fred Pink
Nathan Bishop
Rita Bishop
DCI Gordon Edmonds
Sally Tims
Fern Penhaligon
Todd Cosgrove
Kate Childs
Freya Timms
The Blackwatermen
The Fox and Hounds