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Indiespensable, Volume 49: The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks

by David Mitchell
(Random House)

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David Mitchell is one of the most beloved authors amongst Powell's staff, so when The Bone Clocks was first rumored earlier this year, we began whispering about its release with impatient anticipation. The novel begins in 1984 with Holly Sykes, a British teenager who has decided to run away from home following a terrible fight with her mother. Holly has heard unexplained voices from a young age, and her journey starts a whirlwind of reality-shifting, multifaceted events that echo throughout the lives of a variety of characters — mortal and... slightly otherwise — for the next 60 years. With the sweeping global vision and ability to sum up whole eras of time that he's become known for, along with a fascinating dose of fantasy, The Bone Clocks is David Mitchell's most enthralling and illuminating novel yet. We are thrilled to choose it for Indiespensable Volume #49.

Trademark Mitchell...another exacting, challenging and deeply rewarding novel from [the] logophile and time-travel master." – Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
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, Mitchell's novel is a thing of beauty." – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
[The Bone Clocks] grounds Mitchell's vast intellectual ambition in real heart and character." – Vogue

 


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Indiespensable #45

Orfeo

Orfeo

by Richard Powers

"Powers has a way of rendering the world that makes it seem familiar and alien, friendly and frightening… the effect is heartbreaking and beautiful.”
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    Orfeo

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