Description - "The Destiny of Nathalie X" and Other Stories by William Boyd
Eleven stories about love and desire, ambition and despair, that take us back and forth through time from a contemporary Hollywood film shoot to World War I Vienna. In "Cork, " a bizarre tale of love in Lisbon, an Englishwoman and a Portuguese poet meet once a year through the 1930s and fulfill each other's fantastical desires; in "Alpes-Maritimes, " a young Englishman must decide between the German woman he's seeing and her twin sister, to whom he is more strongly attracted; and in the title story, "The Destiny of Nathalie X, " a young, award-winning foreign director, in Los Angeles making a low-budget picture, gradually discovers that he, the cast, the crew and the entire troubled production are heading for unavoidable disaster.
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(203mm x 140mm x mm)
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
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Author Biography - William Boyd
William Boyd's first novel, A Good Man in Africa," "won a Whitbread Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award; his second, An Ice-Cream War," "was awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach""won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; and The Blue Afternoon""won the Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction. Boyd lives in London.
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