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The Blue Afternoon
The Blue Afternoon
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Author : William Boyd
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN# : 0-679-77260-x
Pages : 367
Price :INR 378
Offer Price:INR 336
Book Description
Wildly romantic the prose is deft, sharp, and light and the pages turn so quickly that the book seems to have a built-in fan. Sprawling between three continents and two historical eras, William Boyd's lushly atmospheric novel cements his reputation as the heir to the grand narrative traditions of Joseph Conrad and W.somerset Maugham. The novel opens in Los angeles in 1936. when architect Kay Fischer is approached by an elderly man named Salvador Carriscant, who claims to be her father and who insists that she accompany him to Lisbon in a search for the great lost love of his life. en Ruote to Portugal, Carriscant, former surgeon in the war-torn Philippines, tells kay the story behind her secret parentage. Set against the sultry blue afternoons of Manila in 1902, his is a tale of grisly murders, ghastly medical rivalries, and the making of a miraculous flying machine.
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