Waiting for Sunrise: Book summary and reviews of Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd

Waiting for Sunrise

A Novel

by William Boyd

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Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd
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  • Published Apr 2012
    368 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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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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"I read all of Waiting for Sunrise expecting something that would change it from a run-of-the-mill novel into something better. There was nothing at all wrong with this book, it just never rose to the level of a great read." - BookBrowse, Bev Melven

"Boyd's latest has the irresistible charm of a vintage car that's still eminently roadworthy. And it's great fun." - Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review. With its adroit plot twists and themes of deception and betrayal, this is an absorbing spy novel that raises provocative questions." - Publishers Weekly

"Thriller readers will enjoy, and even strictly literary sorts might want to consider." - Library Journal

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William Boyd Author Biography

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William Boyd has received world-wide acclaim for his novels. They are: A Good Man in Africa (1981, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize) An Ice Cream War (1982, shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize and winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Stars and Bars (1984), The New Confessions (1987), Brazzaville Beach (1990, winner of the McVitie Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize) The Blue Afternoon (1993, winner of the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, 1995), Armadillo (1998) and Any Human Heart (2002, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet). His novels and stories have been published around the world and have been translated into over thirty languages.  He is also the author of a collection of ...

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