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The Chimes

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
A mind-expanding literary debut composed of memory, music and imagination.

A boy stands on the roadside on his way to London, alone in the rain. No memories beyond what he can hold in his hands at any given moment. No directions, as written words have long since been forbidden. No parents - just a melody that tugs at him, a thread to follow. A song that says if he can just get to the capital, he may find some answers about what happened to them.

The world around Simon sings, each movement a pulse of rhythm, each object weaving its own melody, music ringing in every drop of air.

Welcome to the world of The Chimes. Here, life is orchestrated by a vast musical instrument that renders people unable to form new memories. The past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is blasphony. But slowly, inexplicably, Simon is beginning to remember. He emerges from sleep each morning with a pricking feeling and sense there is something he urgently has to do. In the city Simon meets Lucien, who has a gift for hearing, some secrets of his own, and a theory about the danger lurking in Simon's past.

A stunning debut composed of memory, music, love and freedom, The Chimes pulls you into a world that will captivate, enthral and inspire.

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May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Chimes
Author(s): Anna Smaill
ISBN: 1-68144-534-4 / 978-1-68144-534-2 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Chimes
Author(s): Anna Smaill
ISBN: 1-4447-9452-3 / 978-1-4447-9452-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chimes
Author(s): Anna Smaill
ISBN: 1-68144-532-8 / 978-1-68144-532-8 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chimes
Author(s): Anna Smaill
ISBN: 1-4447-9450-7 / 978-1-4447-9450-2 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chimes
Author(s): Anna Smaill
ISBN: 1-4447-9453-1 / 978-1-4447-9453-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Chimes
Author(s): Anna Smaill
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Chimes
Author(s): Anna Smaill
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   


September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Chimes
Author(s): Anna Smaill
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Chimes
Author(s): Anna Smaill
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chimes
Author(s): Anna Smaill
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK