Any Human Heart

By William Boyd
(Vintage, Paperback, 9781400031009, 512pp.)

Publication Date: January 6, 2004

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“Using fictional diary entries, Boyd has created a magnificent portrait of a man whose life touches on many of the high and low points of 20th century. Real historical figures are deftly woven into a narrative so real it's hard to believe that the diarist, Logan Montstuart, isn't truly the writer. As you follow his life, the humor, folly, adventure, and pathos will make you sad when this life must come to an end.”
-- Kathi Kirby, Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR


Description

William Boyd’s masterful new novel tells, in a series of intimate journals, the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, art dealer, spy—as he makes his often precarious way through the twentieth century.




About the Author
William Boyd is the author of eight novels, including A Good Man in Africa," "An Ice Cream War and Any Human Heart. Born in Ghana, Africa in 1952, Boyd often sets his novels in far-off exotic locations in the tradition of Graham Greene. From Manila to the deep American South, Boyd's novels traverse time and place exploring the human condition. A former Oxford lecturer in English literature, Boyd's writing bares the hallmark of meticulous historical research. His works have received several awards, including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Boyd has also penned thirteen screenplays that have been turned into film. William Boyd currently lives with his wife Susan in London and southwest France.

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