William Boyd The Dream Lover: Short Stories

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The Dream Lover: Short Stories

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Funny, moving and sharply observed, these stories are confirmation of Boyd's status as one of English fiction's finest writers. Here are twenty-four gripping tales told in bold, distinct voices from Brazil to Africa and from Nice to Hollywood. This eclectic collection by the acclaimed author of "Restless and Brazzaville Beach" is a must-read for any lover of the short story.

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'Probably the best short-story writer at work today' Esquire 'Perfect ... Suffused with an understanding of love, desire and emotional incompetence' Guardian 'One of the best writers in English' Sunday Telegraph 'English fiction's master storyteller ... His stories circle intelligently around fascinating themes' Independent on Sunday

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William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, 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 #45;Cream War, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize for 1982 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Stars and Bars (1984); The New Confessions (1987); Brazzaville Beach, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for 1990 and for which William Boyd was awarded the McVitie #39;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, and Any Human Heart. William Boyd is married and lives in London.

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