Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Crossover Cover: Black Swan Green
Jason Taylor’s classmates include Neal Brose and Clive Pike, while Mr. Nixon is his headmaster. Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck tutors Jason in poetry. The Vicar of Saint Gabriel’s’ wife is Gwendolin Bendincks. Neal Brose appears as an adult in Mitchell’s novel Ghostwritten. Clive Pike and Mr. Nixon are from the short story “Acknowledgments,” which features the now-grown Pike trying to get a book published by Timothy Cavendish, another character from Ghostwritten. Mitchell’s story “Muggins Here” is a sequel to “Acknowledgments.” Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck and Gwendolin Bendincks are from Cloud Atlas, which was brought into the CU by Joe Hill's novel NOS4A2.