The Blue Afternoon

The Blue Afternoon


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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.

'Achingly memorable' The Times

'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

© William Boyd 1993 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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. He is married and divides his time between London and south-west France. His most recent novel, Trio, was a Sunday Times bestseller.
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