British novelist David Mitchell is often praised for his ability to juggle multiple characters and storylines at once. In his novel "Cloud Atlas," he straddled worlds ranging from struggling musicians in 1930s Belgium to a post-apocalyptic future with Korean robots. His latest novel, "The Bone Clocks," follows a rebellious Irish teenage girl whose ability to hear voices sucks her into a world of mystics and murderous spirits, spanning from Switzerland to Iraq.
David Mitchell Delves Into Mystics and Fantasy with 'The Bone Clocks'
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David Mitchell, author of "The Bone Clocks." His other books include "Cloud Atlas" and "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet."