In his first collection of stories, William Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives. From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a world populated by weary souls who turn to fantasy as their sole escape from life's inequities. Stranded ...Read MoreIn his first collection of stories, William Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives. From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a world populated by weary souls who turn to fantasy as their sole escape from life's inequities. Stranded in an African hotel during a coup, an oafish Englishman impresses a young stewardess with stories of an enchanted life completely at odds with his sordid existence in The Coup. In the title story, an arrogant, sadistic American pilot in Vietnam underestimates the power of revenge when he relentlessly persecutes a member of his maintenance crew. With droll humor and rare compassion, Boyd's enthralling stories remind us of his stature as one of contemporary fiction's finest storytellers.Read Less
Fine in fine dust jacket. William Morrow & Co., New York, NY, 1982. 1st Ed. U.S., 1st Printing, Fine-/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x8", 217pgs. DJ flap edges lightly browned, fore-edge page ends a little dirty, o.w. clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates etc. Price is unclipped. ISBN 0688031110 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First US erdition, first prnt. Signed by Boyd on the title page. Backstrip and board topedges with faint beginning toning; dustjacket with toning, most prominent on the rear panel and flaps and shallow crease on the front panel (not immediately apparent). Near Fine condition in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Boyd's third book and first story collection. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; [3-6] 7-217  pages. 0688031110. A Fine First Printing of the First Edition in equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by author William Boyd on the title page; The author of A Good Man in Africa releases his first work of short fiction in On the Yankee Station. This compliation ranges from psychological thrillers to touching family dramas, and wartime soldiers to angsty teens.
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