Set in a baking-hot East Africa during the First World War, William Boyd’s darkly comic debut novel illustrates the chaos and confusion of conflict.
William Boyd’s entertaining story of a life apparently lived to the full turns into a journey deep into a very human heart.
Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary - but Logan Mountstuart's is more extraordinary than most. As a writer who finds inspiration with Hemingway in Paris and Woolf in London, as a spy recruited by Ian Fleming and betrayed in the war and as an art-dealer in 60s New York, Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his times. But as a son, friend, lover and husband, he makes the same mistakes we all do in our search for happiness.
About the AuthorBorn in Ghana, William Boyd is the author of one work of non-fiction, three collections of short stories and thirteen novels.