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Mitchell, David. THE BONE CLOCKS: THE DELUXE SLIPCASED EDITION. London, England: Sceptre/Hodder & Stoughton, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 640 pages. As New.

The author's new novel. One of the most critically and popularly acclaimed novels of our time. Deluxe Slipcased Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with all other editions, particularly the Foyle's Limited Edition, the Powell's "Indiespensable" Edition, and both the British and American regular trade editions. The Deluxe Slipcased Edition sold out shortly after publication. It is now very scarce. As to be expected of British book-making, it is an exquisite production: "Each of these Slipcased Limited Editions is signed and numbered, has a ribbon marker, sprayed page edges, and specially-illustrated endpapers. Sealed in cellophane. All books are swathed in biodegradeable bubblewrap and posted in strong, custom-made book boxes to ensure undamaged delivery" (Publisher's blurb). Presents, in its most collectible edition format, David Mitchell's "The Bone Clocks". "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 in Holly Sykes. Each chapter is narrated from the perspective of an intersecting character, with settings ranging from England in the 1980's 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. A hugely entertaining page-turner, an operatic fantasy, and an often heartbreaking meditation on mortality. It's not to be missed" (Matt Kaye). Fans were openly hoping (and feverishly campaigning on social media) that it would finally catapult David Mitchell to Booker Prize heaven. As is often said, in any other (bad) year, "The Bone Clocks" would have been a shoo-in. But 2014 was an unusually good year for the novel in English (and a boring, very bad one for movies; there is a connection there somewhere). Booker or no Booker, "The Bone Clocks" remains an outstanding achievement that this rare phenomenon, a novelist with a global cult following, should be proud of. An absolute "must-have" title for David Mitchell collectors. This is a sealed copy of the Deluxe Slipcased Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the Deluxe Slipcased Edition, is still in the publisher's airtight shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. We are unable to provide additional scans, as we normally do, because this is our only copy. It is offered at the original list price of 100 British pounds (or its currency equivalent). A rare copy thus. One of the most brilliant living novelists. A flawless collectible copy. . ISBN 1473604885. $150.00

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