Brazzaville Beach

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Brazzaville Beach

By William Boyd

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061956317, 316pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 2009


Utterly engaging .A novel of ideas, of big themes .William Boyd is a champion storyteller. - New York Times Book Review

William Boyd's classic Brazzaville Beach has been called as a bold seamless blend of philosophy and suspense that] nevertheless remains accessible to general readers on a level of pure entertainment. (Boston Globe). Released to coincide with Boyd's latest novel, Ordinary Thunderstorms, Brazzaville Beach tells the story of a British primate-researcher who relocates to war-torn Africa in the wake of her husband's tragic descent into mental illness. Intense, exhilarating, and engrossing, Brazzaville Beach is rich in action and thought, and William Boyd a writer who allows the scope of his work to expand to the point of bursting. (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

Praise For Brazzaville Beach

“Utterly engaging. . . . A novel of ideas, of big themes. . . . William Boyd is a champion storyteller.”
-The New York Times Book Review