Author signed direct to title page & dated (29-9-09), 1st printing - special copy with ribbon book marker as part of binding. Book has remained on bookshelf - never read or even opened after signing - dust jacket protected in mylar wrap - binding tight - crisp - exceptional condition - Fine/Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 000157
Synopsis: A thrilling, plot-twisting novel from the author of Restless, a national bestseller and winner of the Costa Novel of the Year Award.
It is May in Chelsea, London. The glittering river is unusually high on an otherwise ordinary afternoon. Adam Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, ambles along the Embankment, admiring the view. He is pleasantly surprised to come across a little Italian bistro down a leafy side street. During his meal he strikes up a conversation with a solitary diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterwards. With horrifying speed, this chance encounter leads to a series of malign accidents through which Adam will lose everything - home, family, friends, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, mobile phone - never to get them back.
A heart-in-mouth conspiracy novel about the fragility of social identity, the corruption at the heart of big business and the secrets that lie hidden in the filthy underbelly of the everyday city.
Review: Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2010: In his surprising new novel (think The Fugitive meets Nobody's Fool), William Boyd explores how one chance occurrence can evolve rapidly into a life-leveling storm. Climatologist Adam Kindred is trying to establish a new life in London (far from his failed marriage and ruined career in the US) when he inadvertently stumbles upon a botched murder and becomes the chief suspect. Boyd manages to breathe new life into the wrong-man tale, weaving together vivid back-stories of intriguing characters, from the hired killer desperate to clean up his mess, to the ruthless executives out for profit, to the hardscrabble individuals Kindred meets while on the run. Ordinary Thunderstorms is anything but ordinary--an ambitious, engaging thriller that also raises questions about identity, religion, and social responsibility. --Daphne Durham
Title: Ordinary Thunderstorms
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Bloomsbury, London, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First UK edition/First Printing. Mylar protected. Signed and Dated By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 003799
Book Description Bloomsbury, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. First edition first impression in as new condition, flat signed by the author to half title page, no markings, this book is as new and unread, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11182933147
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Signed & Pre-Publication Dated ( 4 September 2009 ) by William Boyd to the Title Page. Both Book and Dust Jacket are in As New condition. This book is guaranteed to be a 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Publishers number sequence 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 confirms that this is a first printing. The Jacket is protected by archival protective covering. The book is professionally wrapped and packed with great care with bubble wrap and placed in a special book box to ensure that the book arrives at your destination in perfect condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000819