By: Boyd, William

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The author of Armadillo, The Blue Afternoon and Brazzaville Beach -- the no velist who has been called a "master storyteller" (Chicago Tribune) and "a gutsy writer who is good company to keep" (Time) -- now gives us his most e ntertaining, sly and compelling novel to date, a novel that evokes the tumu lt, events and iconic faces of our time, as it tells the story of Logan Mou ntstuart -- writer, lover and man of the world -- through his intimate jour nals. Here is the "riotous and disorganized reality" of Mountstuart's eight y-five years in all their extraordinary, tragic and humorous aspects. The j ournals begin with his boyhood in Montevideo, Uruguay; then move to Oxford in the 1920s and the publication of his first book; then on to Paris (where he meets Joyce, Picasso, Hemingway, et al.) and to Spain where he covers t he civil war. During World War II, we see him as an agent for Naval Intelli gence, becoming embroiled in a murder scandal that involves the Duke and Du chess of Windsor. The postwar years bring him to New York as an art dealer in the world of 1950s abstract expressionism, then on to West Africa, to Lo ndon (where he has a run-in with the Baader-Meinhof Gang) and, finally, to France where, in his old age, he acquires a measure of hard-won serenity. A moving, ambitious and richly conceived novel that summons up the heroics a nd follies of twentieth-century life.


Author Name: Boyd, William

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Penguin Canada: 2012

ISBN Number: 0141044179

ISBN Number 13: 9780141044170

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Like New

Seller ID: RWARE0000044122