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Any human heart: a novel

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The author of Armadillo, The Blue Afternoon and Brazzaville Beach--the novelist who has been called a "master storyteller" (Chicago Tribune) and "a gutsy writer who is good company to keep" (Time)--now gives us his most entertaining, sly and compelling novel to date, a novel that evokes the tumult, events and iconic faces of our time, as it tells the story of Logan Mountstuart--writer, lover and man of the world--through his intimate journals. Here is the "riotous and disorganized reality" of Mountstuart's eighty-five years in all their extraordinary, tragic and humorous aspects. The journals begin with his boyhood in Montevideo, Uruguay; then move to Oxford in the 1920s and the publication of his first book; then on to Paris (where he meets Joyce, Picasso, Hemingway, et al.) and to Spain where he covers the civil war. During World War II, we see him as an agent for Naval Intelligence, becoming embroiled in a murder scandal that involves the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The postwar years bring him to New York as an art dealer in the world of 1950s abstract expressionism, then on to West Africa, to London (where he has a run-in with the Baader-Meinhof Gang) and, finally, to France where, in his old age, he acquires a measure of hard-won serenity. A moving, ambitious and richly conceived novel that summons up the heroics and follies of twentieth-century life.
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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.

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subject_facet Art dealers -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Biographers -- Fiction, British -- Foreign countries -- Fiction, Diary fiction, African, Novelists -- Fiction, Spy stories, Spy stories, African, Suspense fiction, Suspense fiction, African
title_display Any human heart : a novel
title_full Any Human Heart, Any Human Heart A Novel, Any human heart / by William Boyd, Any human heart : a novel / by William Boyd, Any human heart [electronic resource] / William Boyd
title_short Any human heart :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Art dealers, Audiobooks, Biographers, British, Diary fiction, African, Fiction, Literature, Novelists, Spy stories, African, Suspense fiction, African