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 t... Full description
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.
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David Mitchell was born in Merseyside, England on January 12, 1969. He received a degree in English and American literature and an M.A. in comparative literature from the University of Kent. Before becoming a full-time writer, he taught English to technical students in Japan. His first novel, Ghostwritten, was published in 1999 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Two of his novels, Number9dream and Cloud Atlas, were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2012, Cloud Atlas was made into a major motion picture film starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. His other works include Black Swan Green, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Bone Clocks, and Slade House. He and his wife translated into English a book written by an autistic 13-year-old Japanese boy entitled The Reason I Jump.
(Bowker Author Biography) David Mitchell was born in 1969 and his first novel, GHOSTWRITTEN, was published by Sceptre in 1999 and won the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. His second novel, NUMBER9DREAM (2001) was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He was chosen as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists 2003. His latest novel is entitled, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. He has also written Black Swan Green and Cloud Atlas, which was made into a major motion picture film in 2012.