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The Blue Afternoon

by William Boyd

ISBN 067977260X / 9780679772606 / 0-679-77260-X
Publisher Vintage
Language English
Edition Softcover
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"A perfect-pitch story of love and redemption" (The New York Times), Boyd's atmospheric new novel confirms his reputation as heir to the grand narrative traditions of Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham. In 1936 Los angeles, as her long-estranged father tells architect Kay Fischer the story behind her secret parentage, he plunges readers into a tale of grisly murders and an illicit passion that still obsseses him 30 years later. 384 pp. Author tour. [via]