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ISBN: 0375705023 / ISBN-13: 9780375705021

An Ice-Cream War

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  • An Ice-Cream War (Vintage Books) – Trade paperback (1999)
    by William Boyd

    An Ice-Cream War

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books
    1999
    English
    416 pages

    ISBN: 0375705023
    ISBN-13: 9780375705021

    "Rich in character and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the historical novel at its best." --"The New York Times Book Review" Booker Prize Finalist "Boyd has more than fulfilled the bright promise of [his] first novel. . . . He is capable not only of some very funny satire but also of seriousness and compassion." --Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" 1914. In a hotel room in German East Africa, American farmer Walter Smith dreams of Theodore Roosevelt. As he sleeps, a railway passenger swats at ... Show more

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Alan W

Intelligent, sensitive story of lost dreams

by Alan W on Oct 27, 2011

Explores the everyday important parts of people's lives while set in East Africa as the impact of World War I looms, and changes everything. More

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