Join us at First Parish Church in Harvard Square to hear David Mitchell in conversation with Joe Hill, reading from his latest novel.
This is a ticketed event. One ticket is included with each copy of the book.
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Books and tickets can be picked up in the store after the book goes on sale on September 2, or at the event.
"Is The Bone Clocks the most ambitious novel ever written, or just the most Mitchell-esque? . . . From gritty realism to far-out fantasy, each section has its own charm and surprises. With its wayward thoughts, chance meetings, and attention to detail, [David] Mitchell’s novel is a thing of beauty."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and master prose stylist, David Mitchell—the prizewinning author of Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet—has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks, crackles with invention and wit—fiction at its most spellbinding and memorable.
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.
David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, and Ghostwritten. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2007. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell translated from the Japanese the internationally bestselling memoir The Reason I Jump. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
Joe Hill is the author of three novels, Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and NOS4A2, as well as a prize-winning collection of stories, 20th Century Ghosts. He also wrote a pair of comics: Locke & Key and Wraith (which ties into the world of NOS4A2). Some nice people gave him an Eisner Award for his work in funny books, which is a great honor, even if "funny" probably doesn’t do a good job of describing the kinds of things that happen in the comics.