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The Blue Afternoon By William Boyd

The Blue Afternoon

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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.

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The Blue Afternoon by William Boyd


'Achingly memorable' The Times

A quest for secrets in the blue afternoon . . .

Los Angeles, 1936. Kay Fischer, a young and ambitious architect, is being followed by an old man. When confronted, he explains that his name is Salvador Carriscant - and that he is her father.

In a matter of weeks Kay will join Salvador on an extraordinary journey as they delve back into his past to not only learn the truth behind her own birth, but also to discover the whereabouts of a woman long thought dead - and to uncover the identity of a killer.


'The finest storyteller of his generation' Daily Telegraph

'An extraordinary story' John Mortimer, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year

'Terrific' Jeremy Paxman, Independent, Books of the Year

'Richly entertaining' Independent

'A brilliant achievement' Time Out

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About William Boyd

William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana, and grew up there and in Nigeria. He is the author of fifteen highly acclaimed, bestselling novels and five collections of stories. He is married and divides his time between London and south-west France.

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The Blue Afternoon by William Boyd
William Boyd
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Penguin Books Ltd
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