The Dream Lover

Funny, moving and sharply observed, these stories are confirmation of Boyd’s status as one of English fiction’s finest writers. Here are twenty-four gripping tales told in bold, distinct voices from Brazil to Africa and from Nice to Hollywood. This eclectic collection by the acclaimed author of Restless andBrazzaville Beach is a must-read for any lover of the short story. Some of the stories have previously been published in On the Yankee Station and in The Destiny of Nathalie ‘X’.

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‘Probably the best short-story writer at work today’    Esquire

‘Perfect … Suffused with an understanding of love, desire and emotional incompetence’    Guardian

‘One of the best writers in English’    Sunday Telegraph

‘English fiction’s master storyteller … His stories circle intelligently around fascinating themes’    Independent on Sunday