Mathias Malzieu is the lead singer of the French rock band Dionysos. The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is the basis for an album that he wrote, and he will codirect an animated feature-film adaptation, optioned by Luc Besson. This is his third novel and the first to be translated into English. Born in 1974 in Montpellier, he now lives in Paris.
Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near dead when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine—witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans—who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. It is in her orphanage that Jack ... SEE MORE