From the Publisher
New York Times bestselling author John Connolly''s
unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into
adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel
of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the
death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on
his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him
in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he
finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family
falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land
that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes
and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets
in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things.
An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through
the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly''s latest novel
is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood
began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment.
The Book of Lost Things is a story of hope for all who
have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating
tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our
About the Author
John Connolly is the author of "Every Dead Thing", which was a
bestseller in Britain & Ireland. He is a regular contributor to
"The Irish Times", & has traveled extensively in the United
States. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
About the Book
In the tradition of C.S. Lewis and Gregory Maguire's "Wicked," bestselling author Connolly ("The Black Angel") offers a creative coming-of-age story about one boy's journey into adulthood by combining dramatic themes with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a fantastical imagination.
Published: November 7, 2006
Publisher: Atria Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0743298853
ISBN - 13: 9780743298858