Tied loosely to Mitchell’s 2014 novel The Bone Clocks, this shorter book uses Mitchell’s trademark structure of a series of stories with distinct characters set in different time periods.
Slade House is a magnificent city house of landed gentry sited oddly in a rundown neighborhood. People in the surrounding area are oddly unaware of it and the visitors we encounter in the story approach the house by the iron door to the garden, a door apparently hidden in the dank and obscure Slade Alley…
This is a story of a haunting. A house that haunts a laneway, and the people who are drawn into its clutches every few years. By gradual revelation the mystery of the house is explained as we learn more about the twin brother and sister who live there.
I very much enjoyed this. While very much in keeping with The Bone Clocks the focus is more on the genre elements (the horror aspects and the psychic/temporal war that runs through The Bone Clocks as a backstory) while retaining Mitchell’s style of shifting from character to character.
Novel or novella? Haven’t done a wordcount -238 pages, so it is short 🙂