The Bone Clocks
In 1984, teenager Holly Sykes runs away from home, a Gravesend pub. Sixty years later, she is to be found in the far west of Ireland, raising a granddaughter as the world's climate collapses.
In between, Holly is encountered as a barmaid in a Swiss resort by an undergraduate sociopath in 1991; has a child with a foreign correspondent covering the Iraq War in 2003; and, widowed, becomes the confidante of a self-obsessed author of fading powers and reputation during the present decade. Yet these changing personae are only part of the story, as Holly’s life is repeatedly intersected by a slow-motion war between a cult of predatory soul-decanters and a band of vigilantes led by one Doctor Marinus. Holly begins as an unwitting pawn in this war – but may prove to be its decisive weapon.
The arc of a life, a social seismograph, a fantasy of shadows and an inquiry into aging, mortality and survival, The Bone Clocks could only have been written by David Mitchell.
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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Nominees Announced
David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks wins Best Novel at 2015 World Fantasy Awards
ALA Carnegie Awards longlist announced
Nicholls, Doerr and Mitchell chosen by Publishers Lunch “Best of the Best 2014”
Irish Book Awards 2014
Archer, Hope & Greenwood, Mitchell, Moyes, Murakami, Tartt and Watson are all Sunday Times Bestsellers
Man Booker and Not the Booker nominations for David Mitchell and Siri Hustvedt
Hustvedt, Jacobson, Mitchell and Nicholls Longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize
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