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Ordinary Thunderstorms - William Boyd

Ordinary Thunderstorms

Paperback Published: 27th July 2009
ISBN: 9781408802854
Number Of Pages: 403

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A thrilling, plot-twisting novel from the author of the bestseller Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year.

One May evening in London, as a result of a chance encounter and a split second decision, the young climatologist Adam Kindred loses everything - home, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, money. Never to get them back.

With the police and a hit man in merciless pursuit, Adam has no choice but to go underground, joining the ranks of the disappeared, struggling to understand how his life has unravelled so spectacularly.

His journey of discovery will take him along the Thames from Chelsea to the sink estates of the East End. On the way he encounters aristocrats, priests, prostitutes and a policewoman - but will he ever find himself again?

About The Author

William Boyd was born in 1952 in Ghana and was brought up there and in Nigeria. He is the author of A Good Man in Africa, which won the Whitbread Literary Award for the Best First Novel in 1981 and a Somerset Maugham Award in 1982; On the Yankee Station (1982), a collection of short stories; An Ice-Cream War, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize for 1982 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Stars and Bars; The New Confessions; Brazzaville Beach, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for 1990 and for which William Boyd was awarded the McVitie's Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year; The Blue Afternoon, which won the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award; The Destiny of Nathalie X, a further collection of short stories, Any Human Heart and Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year. William Boyd is married and lives in London.

Industry Reviews

'A storm of a story ... London has never looked so threatening' Daily Mirror 'Thriller lovers will discover a superior satisfaction in Ordinary Thunderstorms, in which a brush with a stranger leaves his hero homeless and hunted through the fringes of London' Guardian 'I can't remember when I had a more exciting read than Ordinary Thunderstorms ... It's about a nightmare that might happen to any of us' Antonia Fraser, Mail on Sunday Books of the Year 'A compelling fugitive chase through the dark side of modern-day London' Evening Standard Books of the Year

ISBN: 9781408802854
ISBN-10: 1408802856
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 27th July 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1

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