The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth by William Boyd 

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The dazzling new book from one of Britain's best-selling novelists.

A philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs seeking only passionate kisses as a substitute. A man recounts his personal history through the things he has stolen from others throughout his life.

A couple chart the journey of their five year relationship backwards, from awkward reunion to lovelorn first encounter. And, at the heart of the book, a 24-year old young woman, Bethany Mellmoth, embarks on a year-long journey of wishful and tentative self-discovery.

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth depicts the random encounters that bring the past bubbling to the surface; the impulsive decisions that irrevocably shape a life; and the endless hesitations and loss-of-nerve that wickedly complicate it.

These funny, surprising and moving stories are a resounding confirmation of Boyd's powers as one of our most original and compelling storytellers.

ISBN:
9780241295885
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
13-11-2017
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
232x152x23mm
Weight:
0.34kg