See all titles by William Boyd.
One May evening in London, Adam
Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, is feeling
good about the future as he sits down for a meal at a little Italian
bistro. He strikes up a conversation with a solitary diner at the next
table, who leaves soon afterward. With horrifying speed, this chance
encounter leads to a series of malign accidents, through which Adam
loses everything—home, family, friends, job, reputation, passport,
credit cards, cell phone—never to get them back.
William Boyd's electrifying follow-up to the Costa Award-winning Restless, Ordinary Thunderstorms
is a profound and gripping novel about the fragility of social
identity, the corruption at the heart of big business, and the secrets
that lie hidden in the seamy underbelly of every city.
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