A producer. A novelist. An actress.
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.
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.
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.
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?
PRAISE FOR WILLIAM BOYD
'The ultimate in immersive fiction . . . magnificent' Sunday Times
'A finely judged performance: a deft and resonant alchemy of fact and fiction, of literary myth and imagination' Guardian on Love is Blind
'William Boyd has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries' Daily Telegraph
'Simply the best realistic storyteller of his generation' Sebastian Faulks
Boyd is back on a form few of his contemporaries can match
He has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries
A work of astonishing ventriloquistic virtuosity
One of Britain's finest living writers
Boyd on form is the ultimate in immersive fiction, and Love is Blind is Boyd at the top of his game . . . magnificent
Simply the best realistic storyteller of his generation
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