Love is Blind (Paperback)William Boyd (author)
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The author of Any Human Heart returns with a story of dangerous risk, obsessive passion and fatal ambition. A spry turn-of-the-century epic that manages to be both expansive and intimate.
When Brodie Moncur is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life.
In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future - and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum.
Moving from Paris to St Petersburg to Edinburgh and back again, Brodie's love for Lika and its dangerous consequences pursue him around Europe and beyond, during an era of overwhelming change as the 19th century becomes the 20th.
Love is Blind is a tale of dizzying passion and brutal revenge; of artistic endeavour and the illusions it creates; of all the possibilities that life can offer, and how cruelly they can be snatched away.
At once an intimate portrait of one man's life and an expansive exploration of the beginning of the twentieth century, Love is Blind is a masterly new novel from one of Britain's best loved storytellers.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'Full of lovelorn yearning and twisty derring-do that wins you over with its infectious charm.' - The Mail
'It's a finely judged performance: a deft and resonant alchemy of fact and fiction, of literary myth and imagination.' - The Guardian
‘There are few reading pleasures as great as giving in to a William Boyd when he’s on song… he conjures up a world and a story so extraordinary and yet so convincing you feel they must be real..The story is one of grand passion that risks everything and its sweep is magnificent.' - The Sunday Times
'Hugely readable, entirely engaging and frequently funny.' - The Observer
'He has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries' - The Daily Telegraph
'Boyd is a brilliant novelist' - The Observer
'William Boyd is arguably one of Britain's finest living writers' - The Sunday Express
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