The Destiny of Nathalie ‘X’ and Other Stories

Eleven ironic, inventive short stories of love, loss, and ambition include the tale of a widowed Englishwoman and a Portuguese poet who enjoy an annual tryst in 1930s Lisbon.

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‘Ranging in setting from Hollywood to London to an imaginary Brazil, and in time from World War I to the present, [The Destiny of Nathalie X] highlights My Boyd’s pleasing variousness as a writer. He is at once as playful as the most perverse meta-fictionist yet as passionate as the lushest writer of romance.’
The New York Times Book Review

‘Mr Boyd shares with Evelyn Waugh and Kingsley Amis the priceless asset of knowing just how long a scene should run.’    The Times