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The Resource The bone clocks : a novel, David Mitchell

The bone clocks : a novel, David Mitchell

Label
The bone clocks : a novel
Title
The bone clocks
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Mitchell
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: a sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as "the radio people," Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics -- and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly's life, affecting all the people Holly loves -- even the ones who are not yet born. A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting from occupied Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list -- all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder
Summary
Beginning in 1984 and moving in linear fashion through the years before ending in the 2040s, this complex, layered novel interweaves several different narratives to tell the story of a secret war between those who would steal souls and those who try to stop them. But it's also the story of Holly Sykes, who belongs to neither of these groups but whose life is nevertheless bound up in them. An expansive, globe-trotting book that takes on themes of aging, youth, and death, The Bone Clocks also features characters who have appeared in author David Mitchell's other books and incorporates genres from absolute realism to heady fantasy. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • World Fantasy Award, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321790
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.I785
LC item number
B66 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The bone clocks : a novel, David Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21047613
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
624 pages
Isbn
9781400065677
Lccn
2014008517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn879370677
  • (OCoLC)879370677
Label
The bone clocks : a novel, David Mitchell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21047613
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
624 pages
Isbn
9781400065677
Lccn
2014008517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn879370677
  • (OCoLC)879370677

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