The Blue Afternoon

The Blue Afternoon

Summary

WINNER OF THE SUNDAY EXPRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

'Achingly memorable' The Times
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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.

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'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

About the author

William Boyd

William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana, and grew up there and in Nigeria. He is the author of sixteen highly acclaimed, bestselling novels and five collections of stories. Any Human Heart was longlisted for the Booker Prize and adapted into a TV series with Channel 4. In 2005, Boyd was awarded the CBE. He is married and divides his time between London and south-west France.
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