This book is the winner of the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award Los Angeles 1936. Kay Fischer, a young, ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father. Within weeks of their first meeting, Kay will join him for an extraordinary journey into the old man's past, initially in search ...
This book is the winner of the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award Los Angeles 1936. Kay Fischer, a young, ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father. Within weeks of their first meeting, Kay will join him for an extraordinary journey into the old man's past, initially in search of a murderer, but finally in celebration of a glorious, undying love.
First edition. Last half of the text block heavily dampstained but readable with slight soiling on the boards else good in a very good dustwrapper with internal staining and slight toning. Signed by the author.
Good. No Jacket. Signed by Author(s) GOOD PAPERBACK/TRADE. Inspected book of 324 pages, clean endpapers soiled book edges. NOTE; This book may be signed, but sometimes you can't tell what it is scribbled but I would say it is signed.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author HB, blackboards in pictorial DJ, 324pp. Moderate rubbing, creasing to edges of unclipped DJ. Book has minor rubbing to covers, inside has gidt inscr to h/title, author's signature to title page, tanning to page edges, else square, clean & tight.
As New in J Very Good jacket. First American Edition, SIGNED. Signed and inscribed by the author. Book is square, solid and unread with lightly bumped, bottom corners. Its price clipped, Brodart protected dust jacket has some crinkling on the back cover and a 1/2 inch closed tear at its bottom fore edge, but is otherwise in perfect shape. You'll turn cartwheels of glee when this book gets to you! ! ! Signed: I Inscribed by Author(s)
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0670855588. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery.; Signed by the author on title paged. PO initials on top of title page. A few bumps on edges of d/j; 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Signed by Author.
Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 1856193667 Signed by Author Hardback Hardback First Edition The Blue Afternoon Signed William Boyd 13, 9, 93 on title page. First Edition Winner of the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award. Los Angles, 1936, With Removable protective cover Some sunning to D/J Spine/Kay Fischer, a young, independent and ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, a compelling and enigmatic stranger who claims to be her father. Within weeks of their first meeting, Kay will join him for an extraordinary journey into the old man's past, initially in search of a murderer, but finally in celebration of a glorious, undying love.r. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions etc. )
Good. UK PROOF, SIGNED to front cover with limitation of 200 marked to front cover of which this is 146. There is some genreal wear, surface rubbing to top of spine covers, a small tear to bottom rear foldover. Sinclair Stevenson 1993. 0.0 0.0" 0.0 0.0 0.0.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-12-09 An L.A. architect is drawn into a transcontinental, turn-of-the-century murder mystery and love story in Boyd's sure-footed novel. (Jan.)
Publishers Weekly, 1995-01-09 Boyd's new novel should carry a label advising readers that an intriguing narrative is initially obscured beneath a plot device that almost ruins the whole thing: in 1936, Los Angeles architect Kay Fisher is approached by elderly Salvadore Carriscant, who tells her he's her father and whisks her off on an improbable journey to Lisbon. Despite that unconvincing framing section, a fascinating love story-cum-murder mystery occupies the heart of the narrative, which flashes back to 1902 Manila. There, the young Carriscant, a brilliant surgeon, falls in love with Daphne Sieverance, the wife of an American colonel whose troops are stationed in the Philippines to quell a bloody insurrection. When two American soldiers are murdered by someone who eviscerates their internal organs, Carriscant helps the chief of the constabulary, the improbably named Paton Bobby, to locate the killer, whom Carriscant suspects but cannot accuse. In this middle section of the novel Boyd suspensefully orchestrates some diabolically clever events, including a fatal air crash, a scene reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet and a shocking climax that will send readers reeling. With the same sure hand that has distinguished the settings of his previous books (A Good Man in Africa; Brazzaville Beach, etc.), he evokes the steamy, fetid atmosphere of old Manila and the class distinctions of the time. He also provides genuinely interesting background detail about medical practice during the days when aseptic surgery was still considered quackery, and about the pioneering years of aeronautics. Much of this novel is as magical as an ``eloquent blue afternoon,'' when the atmosphere is luminescent with magical light. It's too bad that Boyd encased his engrossing central tale in its unwieldy carapace. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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