640 pages, 9.53 × 6.59 × 1.43 in
September 2, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0676979319
ISBN - 13: 9780676979312
From the Publisher
“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 wonder.
About the Author
DAVID MITCHELL is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream and Ghostwritten. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2007. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell co-translated from the Japanese the international bestselling memoir, The Reason I Jump. He lives in Ireland with his wife and 2 children.
LONGLISTED 2014 – Man Booker PrizeFINALIST 2015 – Indies Choice Book Awards (Adult Fiction)LONGLISTED 2015 – International DUBLIN Literary Award“No writer alive seems to be having as much fun as Mitchell, who leaps between decades and points of view with seeming effortlessness in this, the story of one Holly Sykes, as told by her and those who know her.” —Jared Bland, The Globe and Mail“Chock full of twists that create the sensation of reading six books coiled up in one, this enthralling novel is a dazzling display of Mitchell’s virtuoso abilities.” —Chatelaine"Thrillingly entertaining.... Reading David Mitchell, beyond the obvious narrative delights, is like having that breath blowing across the back of your neck, discovering a mystic birthmark or opening wide your inner eye.” —Zsuzsi Gartner, National Post“The Bone Clock’s storytelling is all pleasure, fantastical in its fertility, its ceaseless inventiveness. Easy to consume, too, because it excites hunger while simultaneously satisfying it: we continuously want more.” —James Wood, The New Yorker“Is The Bone Clocks the most ambitious novel ever written, or just the most Mitchell-esque?...From gritty realism to far-out fantasy, each section has its own charm and surprises. With its wayward thoughts, chance meetings, and attention to detail, Mitchell’s…novel is a thing of beauty.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“One of the most entertaining and thrilling novels I’ve read in a long time.”—Meg Wolitzer, NPR “Astonishing .