By William Boyd
A philandering paintings broker attempts to renounce informal amorous affairs - looking purely passionate kisses as an alternative. a guy recounts his own historical past in the course of the issues he has stolen from others all through his lifestyles. a pair chart the adventure in their 5 12 months dating backwards, from awkward reunion to lovelorn first come upon. And, on the middle of the booklet, a 24-year previous younger lady, Bethany Mellmoth, embarks on a year-long trip of wishful and tentative self-discovery.
The goals of Bethany Mellmoth depicts the random encounters that carry the prior effervescent to the skin; the impulsive judgements that irrevocably form a lifestyles; and the unending hesitations and loss-of-nerve that wickedly complicate it. those humorous, outstanding and relocating tales are a powerful affirmation of Boyd's powers as certainly one of our most unusual and compelling storytellers.