Waiting for Sunrise: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Apr 17, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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From one of our most celebrated and imaginative writers comes a spellbinding novel about deception, betrayal, psychoanalysis, and the mysteries of the human heart. William Boyd follows his critically acclaimed novels A Good Man in Africa, Brazzaville Beach, and Ordinary Thunderstorms with a razor-sharp, incandescent thriller in Waiting for Sunrise. A provocative exploration of the line between consciousness and reality is nested within a tense, rollercoaster plotline following as a young English actor ensnared in a bewildering scandal with an enigmatic woman in early twentieth-century Vienna. Sophisticated, page-turning, and unforgettable, Boyd’s Waiting for Sunrise is a triumph of literary fiction from one of the most powerful, thought-provoking writers working today.
 

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Boyd mixes genre in this book about psychology and espionage set in the years around WW1. Our reluctant hero gets psychoanalyzed in Vienna and is then forced to hastily flee. Having been talked into ... Read full review

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User Review  - RussellBittner - LibraryThing

Luck is a recurring theme in Boyd’s work (if what I’ve read of his to date is any indication – viz., Any Human Heart; Nat Tate – An American Artist; Fascination; Ordinary Thunderstorms; and now ... Read full review

Contents

A Young Almost Conventionally Handsome
Miss Bull
The African BasRelief
Wiener Kunstmaterialien
The River of
The Son of Halifax Rief
The Primal Addiction
A Dashing Cavalry Officer
LOfficier Anglais
Geneva 1915
The Glockner Letters
The Brasserie des Bastions
25000 Francs First Instalment
The Fiend
Tom OBedlam
London 1915

Autobiographical Investigations
A Peculiar Sense of Exclusiveness
Parallelism
Andromeda
Autobiographical Investigations
The Fabulating Function
The Studio at Ottakring
A Devilish Plan
Autobiographical Investigations
Mental Agitations
The Arc of a Love Affair
Little Boy or Little Girl?
A Small Villa in the Classical Style
Autobiographical Investigations
A New Brass
Ingenuity
Trieste
London 1914
Measure for Measure
Summer Evening
The Walk to Winchelsea
A Very Sweet
A Grotesque Insult to the Bard
Autobiographical Investigations
Illegal and Enemy Aliens
Autobiographical Investigations
The Claverleigh Hall War Fund
The OneonOne Code
Autobiographical Investigations
Autobiographical Investigations
A Turner TwoSeater with a Collapsible Hood
The Annexe on the Embankment
English Courage
Autobiographical Investigations
Unlikely Suspects
The Dene Hotel Hythe
The Colonels Daimler
Autobiographical Investigations
The History of Unintended Consequences
The Sensation That Nothing Had Changed
Autobiographical Investigations
312 Trevelyan House Surrey Street
Autobiographical Investigations
A Dozen Oysters and a Pint of Hock
Autobiographical Investigations
A Cup of Tea and a Medicinal Brandy
No Eureka Moment
Waiting for Sunrise
Autobiographical Investigations
Shadows
Excerpt from Solo
Breaking and Entering
In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
About the Author
Also by William Boyd
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William Boyd is also the author of A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys War Prize and short-listed for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year; Ordinary Thunderstorms; and Waiting for Sunrise, among other books. He lives in London.

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