William Boyd, author of Ordinary Thunderstorms, on tour April/May 2011

Posted By on February 11, 2011

Ordinary Thunderstorms

• Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (February 1, 2011)

One May evening in London, Adam Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, is feeling good about the future as he sits down for a meal at a little Italian bistro. He strikes up a conversation with a solitary diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterward. With horrifying speed, this chance encounter leads to a series of malign accidents, through which Adam loses everything—home, family, friends, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, cell phone—never to get them back.

William Boyd’s electrifying follow-up to the Costa Award-winning Restless, Ordinary Thunderstorms is a profound and gripping novel about the fragility of social identity, the corruption at the heart of big business, and the secrets that lie hidden in the seamy underbelly of every city.

About William Boyd

William Boyd is the author of ten novels, including Ordinary ThunderstormsA Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet; and Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year.

Visit William at his website.

William’s Tour Stops

Monday, April 25th: The Road to Here

Thursday, April 28th: Life In Review

Thursday, April 28th: The House of the Seven Tails

Monday, May 2nd: My Reading Room

Tuesday, May 3rd: Lit and Life

Tuesday, May 10th: Dolce Bellezza

Thursday, May 12th: For the love of books

Tuesday, May 17th: Book Chatter

Wednesday, May 18th: Bibliophiliac

Thursday, May 19th: English Major’s Junk Food

Tuesday, May 24th: Bluestalking

Wednesday, May 25th: Man of La Book

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