THE BOOKSMITH PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH DAVID MITCHELL in conversation with ADAM JOHNSON |
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 Zoethas 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.
Rich with character and realms of possibility, The Bone Clocks is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together. It is a thing of enormous beauty.
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 magazine in 2007. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell co-translated from the Japanese the international bestselling memoir, The Reason I Jump. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
This evening, David Mitchell will be in conversation with Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Orphan Master's Son.
The bars at Kabuki Sundance will be serving drinks before, during, and after the program. This event is necessarily limited to people 21 and older.
David Mitchell will be signing books following his talk.
NOTE: you will pick up your copy of The Bone Clocks when you check in at the Kabuki -- OR you may pick it up at The Booksmith beginning September 3 (and through 11 AM on September 24); bring your ticket or will call confirmation if you want to pick up in the store!
Sundance Kabuki Theater (View)
1881 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|