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Stars And Bars

byWilliam Boyd

Paperback | July 27, 2010

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All Henderson Dores dreams of is fitting in. But America, land of the loony millionaire and the subway poet, down-home Bible-basher and sharp-suited hood, of paralysing personal frankness and surreally fantasized facilities, is hard enough for an Englishman to fit in to. Henderson could never shed enough inhibitions to become just another weirdo. Or could he? This hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy, which Boyd also adapted for screen for the 1980s film starring Daniel Day Lewis, was described in the Guardian as, 'Splittingly shrewd and engaging ... with an extra and uneasy little something fretting away at the ribald content'.
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 ...
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Title:Stars And BarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141046929

ISBN - 13:9780141046921

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“William Boyd has written a perfect book. He is funnier than Evelyn Waugh.”–Los Angeles Times

“Stands in the great tradition of the English comic novel.”–The Boston Globe

“There’s hardly a writer around whose work offers more pleasure and satisfaction.”–The Washington Post