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The Bone Clocks

A Novel

by David Mitchell

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
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    Sep 2014, 640 pages

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    Jun 2015, 656 pages

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Dad says the best way to handle drunks is to humor them, then dump them, and maybe the doo-lally are like drunks who never sober up. "Deal." She nods and I drink until the sun's a pale glow through the thin bottom of the plastic.

The old bat's gazing away again. "Thank you, Holly."

So I thank her back, and return to dry land. Then I turn around and go back to her. "How do you know my name?"

She doesn't turn round. "By what name was I baptized?"

What a stupid game this is. "Esther Little."

"And how do you know my name?"

" 'Cause ... you just told me." Did she? Must've.

Excerpted from The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. Copyright © 2014 by David Mitchell. Excerpted by permission of Random House. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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