The "New York Times "bestseller by the author of "Cloud Atlas "- Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize - One of "Time "and" Entertainment Weekly"'s Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year - A "New York Times" Notable Book
Named one of the best books of the year by
"San Francisco Chronicle - O: The Oprah Magazine - "NPR - "The Atlantic - Slate - BuzzFeed - Tor.com - "Milwaukee" Journal Sentinel - Financial Times - The Guardian - The Observer - The Telegraph - The Globe and Mail - The Independent - Kirkus Reviews - Library Journal - The Bookseller"
"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"
"Astonishing . . . Mitchell's] brought together the time-capsule density of his eyes-wide-open adventure in traditional realism with the death-defying ambitions of "Cloud Atlas.""--"The New York Times Book Review "(Editor's Choice)
"One of the most entertaining and thrilling novels I've read in a long time."--Meg Wolitzer, NPR
"Magical . . . perfectly illustrates the idea that we're all the heroes of our own lives as well as single cogs in a much larger and more beautiful mechanism. Grade: ] A"--"Entertainment Weekly"
"Rich in detail and incident, funny, rueful and terrifying by turns, "The Bone Clocks" is a tour de force."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"One of the most electric writers alive."--"The Boston Globe
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