William Boyd is also the author of A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys War Prize and short-listed for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year; Ordinary Thunderstorms; and Waiting for Sunrise, among other books. He lives in London.
"Boyd has constructed a narrative machine of hilarious, near-impossible intricacy for the purpose of demonstrating that identity is fragile and that instinct, for better or worse, is not. . . . He is a debonair, versatile, casually philosophical literary entertainer--clever and thoughtful." -- The New York Times Book Review"Charles Dickens lurks in the shadows of William Boyd's gripping new novel, Ordinary Thunderstorms, which . . . has a Dickensian cast of characters--predators and prey, tycoons and paupers, charlatans and stooges--orbiting one another in the mean streets of London." -- The Wall Street Journal"Boyd is highly adept at doing what novelists do best: exploring the multifarious possibilities implicit in human life." -- The Los Angeles Times"William Boyd delivers a multiplot thriller full of twists and turns in Ordinary Thunderstorms." -- Harper's Bazaar"A thrilling story." -- The Daily Beast"Impressive. . . . Rich and engaging. . . . Boyd creates the rich spectrum of London with arresting cinematic detail. . . . Boyd gives a harrowing sense of how close and yet how distant the nether life of a large city is." -- Ron Charles, The Washington Post