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The Bone Clocks

A Novel

by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2014, 640 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2015, 656 pages

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The Bone Clocks is a kaleidoscope of a novel that travels from the Swiss Alps to Shanghai, and from the past to the future, coming together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder.

Imagine being perched at the very top of a roller coaster ride. Picture that steep plunge down, the hair-raising twists and loops as you get sucked in and shaken about. Diving into The Bone Clocks feels much like this mad adrenaline rush. You don't just read a Mitchell novel, it grabs you and pulls you into a whirling vortex of complex plotlines. In true Mitchell style, he rewards faithful readers with stories about characters we have met before. For example, Hugo Lamb from Black Swan Green is back in one of the most memorable and gorgeously written pieces of writing I have ever read. If you are new to David Mitchell, fret not. The Bone Clocks is richly rewarding to both loyal fans and first-timers alike.

At the very center of this maelstrom is Holly Sykes who weaves in and out of the various plot arcs in direct and surprisingly tangential ways. As The Bone Clocks opens in 1984, ...

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