Author(s): David Mitchell
By the "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Bone Clocks "and "Cloud Atlas "- A "Publishers Weekly "Literary Fiction Top 10 Pick for Fall 2015 "Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door." "" Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won t want to leave. Later, you ll find that you can t. Every nine years, the house s residents an odd brother and sister extend a unique invitation to someone who s different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it s already too late. . . . Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house story as only David Mitchell could imagine it. Advance praise for "Slade House" Plants died, milk curdled, and my children went slightly feral as I succumbed to the creepy magic of David Mitchell s"Slade House." It s a wildly inventive, chilling, and for all its otherworldliness wonderfully human haunted house story. I plan to return to its clutches quite often. Gillian Flynn, #1"New York Times"bestselling author of"Gone Girl"and"The Grownup" I gulped down this novel in a single evening. Intricately connected to David Mitchell s previous books, this compact fantasy burns with classic Mitchellian energy. Painstakingly imagined and crackling with narrative velocity, it s a "Dracula" for the new millennium, a "Hansel and Gretel" for grownups, a reminder of how much fun fiction can be. Anthony Doerr, author of "All the Light We Cannot See, "winner of the Pulitzer Prize David Mitchell doesn t break rules so much as prove them inhibitors to lively, intelligent fiction. "Slade House" is a fractal offshoot of his remarkable "The Bone Clocks, "an eerie haunted-house tale that takes as much from quantum mechanics as from traditional supernatural lore, a spellbinding chiller about an unnatural greed for life and the arrogance of power. Dean Koontz, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author What can t David Mitchell do?"Slade House"is a page-burning, read-in-one-sitting, at times terrifying novel that does for the haunted-house story what Henry James did for the ghost story in"The Turn of the Screw." Adam Johnson, author of"Fortune Smiles"and"The Orphan Master s Son, "winner of the Pulitzer Prize"" David Mitchell has long been acknowledged as one of the finest if not "the" finest literary minds of his generation, but he s also one of the most suspenseful, and he proves it in every gripping, vertiginous setpiece. Joe Hill, "New York Times" bestselling author of "NOS4A2" and "Horns" "" Sharp, fast, flat-out spooky, "Slade House" is such a hypnotic read that you are likely to miss your subway stop in order to keep reading. And by you, I mean me. Daniel Handler, "New York Times" bestselling author of the Lemony Snicket series"
David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of "The Bone Clocks, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, "and" Ghostwritten." Five of his six novels have been nominated for the Man Booker Prize and in 2007 "Time "magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell translated from the Japanese the internationally bestselling memoir "The Reason I Jump." He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.