Ordinary Thunderstorms: A Novel

By William Boyd

One might night in London, Adam Kindred, a tender climatologist on the town for a task interview, is feeling solid in regards to the destiny as he sits down for a meal at a bit Italian bistro. He moves up a talk with a solitary diner on the subsequent desk, who leaves quickly in a while. With frightening pace, this opportunity come across ends up in a sequence of malign injuries, wherein Adam loses everything—home, kin, associates, activity, popularity, passport, charge cards, mobile 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 concerning the fragility of social identification, the corruption on the center of huge enterprise, and the secrets and techniques that lie hidden within the seamy underbelly of each city.

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