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

Waiting for Sunrise

A Novel

by William Boyd

Waiting for Sunrise
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2012
    368 pages
    Genre: Novels

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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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Born in Accra, Ghana, in 1952, William Boyd grew up there and in Nigeria. He attended the universities of Nice and Glasgow as well as Jesus College, Oxford, studying French, English and Philosophy. He was also a lecturer in English Literature at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and has been presented with honorary Doctorates in Literature from four other institutions.

William Boyd is the author of eleven novels, including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Literary Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet; and Restless, winner of the Costa ...

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