Les Vies multiples d’Amory Clay

May 30, 2018

• Author : William Boyd
• Pages : 552 Sheet
• Publisher : Points (October 20, 2016)
Collection : POINTS
• ISBN-10: 2757863568
• ISBN-13: 978-2757863565
Product Dimensions : 10,8 x 2,4 x 17,8 cm
• Format Kindle : DOCXMobipocketPDF and eBook
• Price : 8,50 FREE !!!
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  7/10

♦ Description : “Amory Clay has a man’s name and dreams of greatness. Devoured from an early age by her passion for photography, she does not shrink from adversity or scandal. A worldly portraitist, fashion photographer, or war reporter, she has taken on daring roles and clichés all over the world. Amory leads her life as a woman. Furiously and at full speed.

Born in Ghana in 1952, William Boyd taught literature at Oxford before devoting himself to writing. He is one of the most talented writers of his generation. All his works are available in Points.

“A book we devour, we live, we see.” She – Translated from English by Isabelle Perrin

Biography

“William Boyd”

Authors Biography
“Born in Ghana in 1952, William Boyd taught literature at Oxford before devoting himself to writing. He is one of the most talented writers of his generation. All of his books, including La Vie aux Vets and Brazzaville Plage, are available in Points.”


Sweet Caress
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2015-09-15

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9781632863348-

ISBN_10

-1632863340-

Pages

-464-

ID Number

-76TDCQAAQBAJ-

Description : Born into Edwardian England, Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotional bond she needs, who, when he gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography, unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her future.A spell at boarding school ends abruptly and Amory begins an apprenticeship with Greville in London, photographing socialites for the magazine Beau Monde. But Amory is hungry for more and her search for life, love, and artistic expression will take her to the demi monde of Berlin of the late '20s, to New York of the '30s, to the blackshirt riots in London, and to France in the Second World War where she becomes one of the first women war photographers. Her desire for experience will lead Amory to further wars, to lovers, husbands, and children as she continues to pursue her dreams and battle her demons. In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, illustrated with “found” period photographs, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of some of the most defining moments of modern history, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman, Amory Clay. It is his greatest achievement to date. "Sweet Caress" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9781632863348 and ISBN_10 1632863340 with total page sheets [-464-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number 76TDCQAAQBAJ published Bloomsbury Publishing USA |2015-09-15|."


Armadillo
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2010-09-29

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9780307765277-

ISBN_10

-030776527X-

Pages

-352-

ID Number

-SVc5SgttXigC-

Description : On a cold winter's morning, Lorimer Black, an insurance adjustor -- young, good-looking, on the rise -- goes to keep a perfectly ordinary appointment only to find a hanged man. His life is about to be turned upside down and in directions he never imagined. The elements at play: A beautiful actress with whom he finds himself falling in love after a quick glimpse of her in a passing taxi ... an odd, new, business associate whose hiring, firing and rehiring make little sense ... a rock musician whose loss -- in this case of his mind -- may be "adjusted" by the insurance company. What ties it all together: a web of fraud in which virtually everyone he knows is somewhat involved, a web in which he finds himself being increasingly entangled. "Armadillo" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9780307765277 and ISBN_10 030776527X with total page sheets [-352-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number SVc5SgttXigC published Vintage |2010-09-29|."


This Proud Heart
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2013-05-21

Author

-Pearl S. Buck-

ISBN_13

-9781480421110-

ISBN_10

-1480421111-

Pages

-371-

ID Number

-eWteL8UY9tgC-

Description : In the 1930s, as her second marriage approaches, a brilliant and independent sculptor faces tensions between her art and everyday life in this novel by the author of The Good Earth. This Proud Heart narrates the experience of a gifted sculptor and her struggle to reconcile her absorbing career with society’s domestic expectations. Susan Gaylord is talented, loving, equipped with a strong moral sense, and adept at anything she puts her hand to, from housework to playing the piano to working with marble and clay. But the intensity of her artistic calling comes at a price, isolating her from other people—at times, even from her own family. When her husband dies and she remarries, she finds herself once again comparing the sacrifice of solitude to that of commitment. With a heroine who is naturalistic yet compellingly larger than life, This Proud Heart is incomparable in its sympathetic study of character. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate. "This Proud Heart" written by Pearl S. Buck with ISBN_13 9781480421110 and ISBN_10 1480421111 with total page sheets [-371-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number eWteL8UY9tgC published Open Road Media |2013-05-21|."


Restless
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2009-08-24

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9781408807125-

ISBN_10

-1408807122-

Pages

-336-

ID Number

-19_IS658XEoC-

Description : She continued her cross-examination and watched Romer's pleasure grow; he was enjoying this, she saw, and his enjoyment began to anger her. This wasn't some pastime, some idle flirtation – her brother was dead. Eva Delectorskaya, a beautiful Russian émigrée living in Paris, is recruited for the British Secret Service by the mysterious Lucas Romer. Under his tutelage she becomes the perfect spy – trusting no one, even those she loves most. Since the close of the Second World War, Eva has carefully rebuilt her life as a typical English wife. But once a spy, always a spy. Now she must complete one final assignment, and this time Eva can't do it alone: she needs her daughter's help... "Restless" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9781408807125 and ISBN_10 1408807122 with total page sheets [-336-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number 19_IS658XEoC published A&C Black |2009-08-24|."


The New Confessions
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2013-12-19

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9780241970393-

ISBN_10

-0241970393-

Pages

-592-

ID Number

-sWRBAgAAQBAJ-

Description : 'Brilliant. A Citizen Kane of a novel' Daily Telegraph __________________________________ Meet John James Todd: Scotsman, auteur, Rousseau-fanatic - and 'subversive element' Born in 1899, John James Todd is one of the great, failed geniuses of the last century. His reminiscences, collected in The New Confessions, take us from Edinburgh to the Western Front, the Berlin film-world in the Twenties to Hollywood in the Thirties, Forties and beyond. Suffering imprisonment, shooting, marriage, fatherhood, divorce and McCarthyism, Todd is a hostage to good fortune, ill-judgement, bad luck, the vast sweep of history and the cruel, cruel hand of fate . . . __________________________________ 'A magnificent feat of storytelling and panoramic reconstruction' Observer 'Paced and plotted with sinewy, unfailing skill . . . Boyd has given us a work of rich, ripe and immensely enjoyable entertainment' Sunday Times 'Simply the best realistic storyteller of his generation' Independent "The New Confessions" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9780241970393 and ISBN_10 0241970393 with total page sheets [-592-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number sWRBAgAAQBAJ published Penguin UK |2013-12-19|."


The Argument
🛑 Genre :_Performing Arts⏱ Release Date :_2016-05-10

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9781474236539-

ISBN_10

-1474236537-

Pages

-72-

ID Number

--w2uCwAAQBAJ-

Description : That's why we shout and scream at each other. Clears the air. A kind of truth begins to emerge. We see clearer. Pip and Meredith have had a bust-up. It was only about their opinion of a film, but it's led to more significant differences coming to light. Pip has been having an affair for the past three months with a young colleague at work. Meredith's slate doesn't seem to be entirely clean either. As their families and friends become embroiled in Pip and Meredith's separation, past prejudices, harsh judgements and painful truths come to light. The arguments that ensue go beyond just being about Pip and Meredith, and what they should do about their marriage. In nine taut scenes, William Boyd explores what it is to argue with those we love - and those we should love. He looks at our propensity to judge others and our power to hurt. Alongside this, he shows how it can sometimes be the superficial problems in a relationship that keep it going. Both bleak and funny in its tone, The Argument offers a Strindberg-like take on human dynamics and received its world premiere at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in March 2016. "The Argument" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9781474236539 and ISBN_10 1474236537 with total page sheets [-72-]. Category 'Performing Arts' with reference number -w2uCwAAQBAJ published Bloomsbury Publishing |2016-05-10|."


A Good Man in Africa
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2013-12-19

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9780241970409-

ISBN_10

-0241970407-

Pages

-352-

ID Number

-LGlBAgAAQBAJ-

Description : WINNER OF THE WHITBREAD FIRST NOVEL AWARD WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD 'Uproariously funny' Observer _________________________ Overweight, oversexed and over there . . . Morgan Leafy is hardly the most respectable of Her Majesty's representatives in the West African state of Kinjanja. For starters, he probably shouldn't have involved himself in wholesale bribery. Nor was it a good career move to go chasing after his boss's daughter; especially when his doctor banned him from horizontal pursuits. But life is about to change for young Morgan Leafy. Every betrayal and humiliation he has suffered at the hands of petty persecutors is suddenly put into perspective. For Morgan has a dead body on his hands - and somehow, some way he's going to have to get rid of it . . . _________________________ 'If a widening grin is the test of a novel's entertainment value . . . A Good Man in Africa romps home' Guardian 'Wickedly funny' The Times 'A delight' Washington Post "A Good Man in Africa" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9780241970409 and ISBN_10 0241970407 with total page sheets [-352-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number LGlBAgAAQBAJ published Penguin UK |2013-12-19|."


Brazzaville Beach
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2013-12-19

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9780141906775-

ISBN_10

-0141906774-

Pages

-416-

ID Number

-ZGNBAgAAQBAJ-

Description : WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZE 'A brilliant storyteller . . . a book which stretches, tantalizes and delights' Financial Times _____________________________________ On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater ponders the strange circumstances that led her to leave her husband John, and his mathematical obsessions, in England and venture to Africa to help world-renowned scientist Eugene Mallabar with his studies of wild chimps. But the more Hope studies Mallabar, the more she comes to believe that something isn't right. That behind Mallabar, and his obsessive work, there lies another, more sinister truth: one that might also help explain Hope's reasons for leaving England . . . _____________________________________ 'A most extraordinary parable about mankind. Quite unlike anything else I have read' Sunday Express 'Brilliant, daring. A gripping and compulsive story' Herald 'Hilarious and edgy' Sunday Times "Brazzaville Beach" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9780141906775 and ISBN_10 0141906774 with total page sheets [-416-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number ZGNBAgAAQBAJ published Penguin UK |2013-12-19|."


Waiting for Sunrise
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2012-04-24

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9781443409827-

ISBN_10

-1443409820-

Pages

-384-

ID Number

-bWJrTC50th8C-

Description : Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she presses rape charges, however, he is mystified. Only a carefully plotted escape—with the help of two mysterious British diplomats—saves him from trial. The frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that dismantles Rief ’s life. He returns to London, hoping to banish from memory his traumatic ordeals abroad, but soon the men who helped coordinate his escape recruit him to carry out the murder of a complete stranger. His lover from Vienna arrives nonchalantly at a party, ready to resume their liaison, and before he can stop to consider where these events are leading, Rief finds himself on the trail of a traitor—a man whose bizarre connection to his own family proves a cruel twist of fate. Waiting for Sunrise is more than a page-turning thriller—it’s a riveting investigation of the limits of loyalty, the power of deception and the unpredictable events that can change the course of a person’s life. "Waiting for Sunrise" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9781443409827 and ISBN_10 1443409820 with total page sheets [-384-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number bWJrTC50th8C published Harper Collins |2012-04-24|."


Nat Tate
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2011-04-04

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9781408824153-

ISBN_10

-1408824159-

Pages

-72-

ID Number

-VSSkbJ3SQiUC-

Description : The infamous literary prank that fooled a legion of art critics in the 1990s Artist Nathwell Tate was born in 1928 in Union Beach, New Jersey. On January 8 1960 he contrived to round up and burn almost his entire output of Abstract Expressionism. Four days later he killed himself. This book offers an account of Tate's life and work. --- When William Boyd published his biography of New York modern artist Nat Tate, a huge reception of critics and artists arrived for the launch party, hosted by David Bowie, to toast the late artist's life. Little did they know that the painter Nat Tate, a depressive genius who burned almost all his output before his suicide, never existed. The book was a hoax, and the art world had fallen for it. Nat Tate is a work of art unto itself - an investigation of the blurry line between the invented and the authentic, and a thoughtful tour through the spirited and occasionally ludicrous American art scene of the 1950s. "Nat Tate" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9781408824153 and ISBN_10 1408824159 with total page sheets [-72-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number VSSkbJ3SQiUC published A&C Black |2011-04-04|."


Ordinary Thunderstorms
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2010-02-09
📜 1 Reader

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9780307358226-

ISBN_10

-0307358224-

Pages

-400-

ID Number

-i73-zY5o25cC-

Description : A thrilling, plot-twisting novel from the author of Restless, a national bestseller and winner of the Costa Novel of the Year Award. It is May in Chelsea, London. The glittering river is unusually high on an otherwise ordinary afternoon. Adam Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, ambles along the Embankment, admiring the view. He is pleasantly surprised to come across a little Italian bistro down a leafy side street. During his meal he strikes up a conversation with a solitary diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterwards. With horrifying speed, this chance encounter leads to a series of malign accidents through which Adam will lose everything - home, family, friends, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, mobile phone - never to get them back. A heart-in-mouth conspiracy novel about the fragility of social identity, the corruption at the heart of big business and the secrets that lie hidden in the filthy underbelly of the everyday city. "Ordinary Thunderstorms" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9780307358226 and ISBN_10 0307358224 with total page sheets [-400-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number i73-zY5o25cC published Random House Canada |2010-02-09|."


The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2017-11-02

Author

-William Boyd-

ISBN_13

-9780241979754-

ISBN_10

-0241979757-

Pages

-272-

ID Number

-VVptDQAAQBAJ-

Description : 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. "The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth" written by William Boyd with ISBN_13 9780241979754 and ISBN_10 0241979757 with total page sheets [-272-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number VVptDQAAQBAJ published Penguin UK |2017-11-02|."