"The novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction" (The
Washington Post), David Mitchell delivers a kaleidoscopic,
serpentine masterpiece that navigates between characters, eras, and
realms of possibility to weave its astonishing spell.
An eloquent conjurer of intricate, interconnected tales, a
genre-bending daredevil, and a master prose stylist-David Mitchell
has outdone himself. The Bone Clocks is a hypnotic Rubik's cube of
a novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together long
after the final piece is fit into place.
Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen year-old Holly
Sykes slams the door on 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
from Occupied 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