Brazzaville Beach by William BoydBrazzaville Beach by William Boyd

Brazzaville Beach

byWilliam Boyd

Paperback | October 27, 2009

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'I live on Brazzaville Beach ... I am here because two sets of strange and extraordinary events happened to me ... One in England, first, and then one in Africa.' On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater examines the complex circumstances that brought her there. Sifting the details for evidence of her own innocence or guilt, she tells her engrossing story with a blunt and beguiling honesty that not only intrigues and disturbs but is also completely enthralling.
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 include An Ice Cream War (1982, shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize and winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Stars and ...
Title:Brazzaville BeachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.77 × 5.06 × 1.02 inPublished:October 27, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141044195

ISBN - 13:9780141044194

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Strange and Depressing What a strange book with rather eccentric characters, and slightly interesting chimpanzees. The story constantly jumped back and forth making it confusing and annoying. I didn’t care for any of the odd individuals and found they were all too depressing. Having just read the author’s superb book ‘Ordinary Thunderstorms’ I was quite disappointed with Brazzaville Beach.
Date published: 2012-06-24