The Bone Clocks
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One drowsy summer’s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for ‘asylum’. 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.
Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking, and her unwitting role in a murderous feud played out in the shadows and margins of our world. The Bone Clocks is a metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality, and a kaleidoscopic novel that crackles with Mitchell’s customary wit and invention.
As one of the most celebrated writers of his generation, and acclaimed for his spellbinding and memorable fiction, David Mitchell is our Topping & Company Author of the Year.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014