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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Following a fight with her mother about her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew as "the radio people," Holly has caught the attention of dangerous mystics - and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly's life, affecting all the people she loves - even the ones who are not yet born. A Cambridge scholar, an Iraq war reporter, a middle-aged writer exiled from the bestseller list - all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world."--Cover
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, David
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mystics
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Imaginary wars and battles
Target audience
adult
Label
The bone clocks : a novel, David Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reader's guide
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
1970147
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
634 pages
Isbn
9780812976823
Lccn
2014008517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812976823
  • (OCoLC)895727356
Label
The bone clocks : a novel, David Mitchell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reader's guide
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
1970147
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
634 pages
Isbn
9780812976823
Lccn
2014008517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812976823
  • (OCoLC)895727356

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