The Blue Afternoon

by William Boyd

Penguin Canada | October 26, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Los Angeles 1936. Kay Fischer, a young, ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father. Within weeks of their first meeting, Kay will join him for an extraordinary journey into the old man's past, initially in search of a murderer, but finally in celebration of a glorious, undying love.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 7.74 × 5.07 × 0.82 in

Published: October 26, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141046902

ISBN - 13: 9780141046907

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The Blue Afternoon

The Blue Afternoon

by William Boyd

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 7.74 × 5.07 × 0.82 in

Published: October 26, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141046902

ISBN - 13: 9780141046907

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Los Angeles 1936. Kay Fischer, a young, ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father. Within weeks of their first meeting, Kay will join him for an extraordinary journey into the old man's past, initially in search of a murderer, but finally in celebration of a glorious, undying love.

About the Author

William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana and grew up there and in Nigeria. His first novel, A Good Man in Africa (1981), won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize. His other novels are An Ice Cream War (1982, shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize and winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Stars and Bars (1984), The New Confessions (1987), Brazzaville Beach (1990, winner of the McVitie Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), The Blue Afternoon (1993, winner of the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award), Armadillo (1998), Any Human Heart (2002, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet) and Restless (2006, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year Award). His latest novel is Ordinary Thunderstorms (2009). Some thirteen of his screenplays have been filmed, including The Trench (1999), which he also directed, and he is also the author of four collections of short stories: On the Yankee Station (1981), The Destiny of Nathalie 'X' (1995), Fascination (2004) and The Dream Lover (2008). He is married and divides his time between London and South West France.