The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, A Novel - David Mitchell This is probably a very fine story, but it's another one of those I cannot read because it's written in the present tense. It takes place in 1799, so there's no intelligent reason for not using the past tense. Oh well, I've never had any luck getting through any of Mitchell's books. Not my guy, I guess.