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An elating read'' Sunday Timesbr>br>A producer. A novelist. An actress.br>br>It is summer in 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. There are riots in Paris and the Vietnam War is out of control. While the world is reeling our three characters are involved in making a Swingin'' Sixties movie in sunny Brighton. br>br>All are leading secret lives. Elfrida is drowning her writer''s block in vodka; Talbot, coping with the daily dysfunction of making a film, is hiding something in a secret apartment; and the glamorous Anny is wondering why the CIA is suddenly so interested in her.br>br>But the show must go on and, as it does, the trio''s private worlds begin to take over their public ones. Pressures build inexorably - someone''s going to crack. Or maybe they all will.br>br>From one of Britain''s best loved writers comes an exhilarating, tender novel that asks the vital questions: what makes life worth living? And what do you do if you find it isn''t?br>_______________________________________________br>br>PRAISE FOR WILLIAM BOYDbr>br>''The ultimate in immersive fiction . . . magnificent'' Sunday Timesbr>br>''A finely judged performance: a deft and resonant alchemy of fact and fiction, of literary myth and imagination'' Guardian on Love is Blindbr>br>''William Boyd has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries'' Daily Telegraphbr>br>''Simply the best realistic storyteller of his generation'' Sebastian Faulks>

  • EAN

    9780241295977

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    296 Pages

  • Poids

    236 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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William Boyd

William Boyd, né à Accra (Ghâna, en 1952, a étudié à Glasgow Nice et Oxford, où il a également enseigné la littérature. Il est l'auteur de quatre recueils de nouvelles - La Chasse au lézard, Le Destin de Nathalie X Visions fugitives, volume comprenant la monographie fictive Nat Tate : un artiste américain (1928. 1960), La femme sur la plage avec un chien - et de huit autres romans - Un Anglais sous les tropiques, Comme neige au soleil, La Croix et la Bannière, Les Nouvelle ; Confessions, Brazzaville plage, L'Après-midi bleu, Armadillo, et A livre ouvert couronné par le Grand Prix Littéraire des lectrices de Elle et le prix Jean-Monnet. Pour le cinéma, il a adapté Mister Johnson de Joyce Carey, La Tante Julia et le scribouillard de Mario Vargas Llosa, et a lui-même réalisé le film La Tranchée en 2000.

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