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The Destiny of Nathalie and Other Stories

William Boyd

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ISBN 10: 1856195708 / ISBN 13: 9781856195706
Published by Sinclair-Stevenson, London, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in dust jacket. Signed and dated in the month of publication by Boyd. Bookseller Inventory # b18056

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Title: The Destiny of Nathalie and Other Stories

Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson, London

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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This new collection of eleven stories by the author of The Blue Afternoon takes readers back in time from a contemporary Hollywood film shoot to World War I in Vienna, introducing an unforgettable cast of characters. Artful, witty, moving, The Destiny of Nathalie X is a confirmation of Boyd's standing as a master storyteller. 208 pp. Author tour. 15,000 print.
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The author of The Blue Afternoon and Brazzaville Beach confirms his mastery of story with this wide-ranging collection. Traveling from Lisbon and London to contemporary Hollywood, from World War I to the present, these stories are singular and eclectic, each wholly distinct from the other. Their range of reference is also sweeping and varied, from Ludwig Wittgenstein to David Hockney, burgeoning fascism to burgeoning capitalism, foreign languages to Hollywood-speak, an imaginary Brazil to cinéma vérité. Their tone covers the spectrum from despair to high comedy. The true constants are Boyd's sharp eye and multifaceted prose.

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