A Boy, a Girl, and a Cuckoo Clock

The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart audiobook coverOnce upon a time in Edinburgh, a baby boy was born with a frozen heart.  Never fear, dear readers, for the quick-thinking midwife simply mended it with a working cuckoo clock.  Thus begins little Jack’s life in The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart.  Written by Mathias Malzieu, the lead singer of a French rock band, the story follows Jack’s youth in which he is warned never to fall in love.  Of course, the first time he ventures into the city, he is instantly smitten with a pretty little singer and disregards all caution for his heart.  An off-beat sensual fairy tale for adults, The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart plays with Tim Burton-esque somber imagination.  Bonus for audiobook fans:  Jim Dale, the golden voice of Harry Potter and Pushing Daisies, narrates!