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The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell

Title: The Bone Clocks

Author:  David Mitchell

ISBN:  9780340921609

Weight:  990g

Signed first edition, first printing



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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

One drowsy summer’s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for ‘asylum’.  Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking…

The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly’s life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland’s Atlantic coast as Europe’s oil supply dries up – a life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality.  For Holly Sykes – daughter, sister, mother, guardian – is also an unwitting player in a murderous feud played out in the shadows and margins of our world, and may prove to be its decisive weapon.

Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times, this kaleidoscopic novel crackles with the invention and wit that have made David Mitchell one of the most celebrated writers of his generation.  Here is fiction at its most spellbinding and memorable best.

Peer & Press Reviews

If you can imagine the austere literary prowess of Ian McEwan married to the storytelling gifts of J.K. Rowling, you will begin to approximate David Mitchell.  There’s no real argument: he’s the best novelist of his generation – and the most fun.  The Bone Clocks is a stunning work of invention, incident, and character.  The levels of awesome in this book are off the charts.

Joe Hill, author of NOS4A2 and the Heart-Shaped Box

A globe-trotting, time-bending epic…  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, [David] Mitchell’s novel is a thing of beauty.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Bone Clocks
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Book features: Black boards with white text and maze motif on spine, chrome yellow endpapers illustrated with a stylised apple and clock, gold coloured decorative head and tail bands.
Jacket features: Matt laminate finish with gloss laminate highlights
Overall condition: Fine / Fine – some pushing to spine ends
Signed: Yes – on a signature page immediately after the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Awards and prizes: Longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780340921609
ISBN 10: 0340921609
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 595
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 161 x 51mm
Design Credits
Author photo: Paul Stuart
Jacket illustrations: Neal Murren / Breed London
Internal illustrations: Neal Murren

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