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October Book Club

October 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Bone Clocks

by David Mitchell


Book Description:


“Fans of David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet) have been salivating over the release of The Bone Clocks -and they have every reason to. This is a feast of a book-perhaps the author’s best to date-a saga that spans decades, characters, genres, and events from Mitchell’s other novels. The structure is most similar to Cloud Atlas, with The Bone Clocks pivoting around a central character: Holly Sykes. Each chapter/novella is narrated from the perspective of an intersecting character, with settings ranging from England in the 80s to the apocalyptic future. Each story could stand alone as a work of genius, as they slowly build on Holly’s unwitting role in a war between two groups with psychic powers, culminating in a thrilling showdown reminiscent of the best of Stephen King. Taken together this is a hugely entertaining page-turner, an operatic fantasy, and an often heartbreaking meditation on mortality. It’s not to be missed.”


Please email Fatima at uvabookclub@dchoos.org for more information.


October 20, 2014
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3200 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201 United States
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