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Dream Lover [Paperback]

William Boyd


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Dec 12 2012
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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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin UK (Dec 12 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140252959
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140252958
  • Shipping Weight: 503 g

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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 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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1.0 out of 5 stars The Dream Lover: Short Stories Feb. 21 2009
By Marcia Poole - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What a disappointment. Being a really big fan I just look forward to all his new work. I purchased "The Dream Lover" thinking it was a new collection of writing. Yes, I knew that he had written a short story with that same title but I assumed he had reworked it. To open a book and find that I had read all the stories already was a major disappointment. It reeks of either needing money or just keeping his name out there. A very sad statement either way.

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