The Blue Afternoon

The Blue Afternoon

A Novel

Book - 1993
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"A perfect-pitch story of love and redemption" (The New York Times), Boyd's atmospheric new novel confirms his reputation as heir to the grand narrative traditions of Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham. In 1936 Los angeles, as her long-estranged father tells architect Kay Fischer the story behind her secret parentage, he plunges readers into a tale of grisly murders and an illicit passion that still obsseses him 30 years later. 384 pp. Author tour.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1993
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679772606
067977260X
9780679432951
0679432957
Branch Call Number: F Boy

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Apr 19, 2014

I don't know what one can mean by "best novelists", but I have never been disappointed in Boyd. His books are always worth reading and have both excellent style and plotting. Sometimes the "best novelists' are a slog (like opera singers singing country and western if you know what I mean). I find the above comment a little condescending.

bytttt Jun 01, 2012

Boyd is one of my favorite writers. This is not among his very best novels but well worth reading and savoring. Happily, I just discovered it recently. (June, 2012)

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