The Blue Afternoon

The Blue Afternoon

A Novel

Book - 1997
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In war-torn 1902 Manila, a brilliant young surgeon stands alone against corruption, until a grand and illicit passion leads him into a sinister world of danger, intrigue, and murder, in a story told in flashbacks.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1997, ©1993.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780679772606
Branch Call Number: FIC BOYD, WILLIAM
Characteristics: 367 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 19, 2014

I don't know what one can mean by "best novelists", but I have never been disappointed in Boyd. His books are always worth reading and have both excellent style and plotting. Sometimes the "best novelists' are a slog (like opera singers singing country and western if you know what I mean). I find the above comment a little condescending.

bytttt Jun 01, 2012

Boyd is one of my favorite writers. This is not among his very best novels but well worth reading and savoring. Happily, I just discovered it recently. (June, 2012)


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