The Bone Clocks (Hardcover)
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The "New York Times "bestseller by the author of "Cloud Atlas "- Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize - Named One of the Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year by "Time, Entertainment Weekly, "and" O: The Oprah Magazine" - A "New York Times" Notable Book - An American Library Association Notable Book
Named to more than 20 year-end best of lists, including
NPR - "San Francisco Chronicle - The Atlantic - The Guardian"" - Slate - BuzzFeed
"With "The Bone Clocks, " David] Mitchell rises to meet and match the legacy of "Cloud Atlas.""--"Los Angeles Times"
Following a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as "the radio people," Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.
For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics--and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly's life, affecting all the people Holly loves--even the ones who are not yet born.
A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting on the war in Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list--all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder.
Rich with character and realms of possibility, "The Bone Clocks" is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer "The" "Washington Post" calls "the novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction."
An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and a master prose stylist, David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, "The Bone Clocks, " crackles with invention and wit and sheer storytelling pleasure--it is fiction at its most spellbinding.
Praise for "The Bone Clocks"
"One of the most entertaining and thrilling novels I've read in a long time."--Meg Wolitzer, NPR
" Mitchell] writes with a furious intensity and slapped-awake vitality, with a delight in language and all the rabbit holes of experience."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Intensely compelling . . . fantastically witty . . . offers up a rich selection of domestic realism, gothic fantasy and apocalyptic speculation."--"The Washington Post"
" A] time-traveling, culture-crossing, genre-bending marvel of a novel."--"O: The Oprah Magazine"
"Great fun . . . a tour de force . . . Mitchell] channels his narrators with vivid expertise."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Mitchell is one of the most electric writers alive."--"The Boston Globe.
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