Any Human Heart: A Novel
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Boyd, W. (2011). Any Human Heart: A Novel. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Boyd, William. 2011. Any Human Heart: A Novel. Blackstone Publishing.

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        William Boyd, Scottish novelist and screenwriter, was born in Accra, Ghana, and attended university in Nice, Glasgow, and Oxford. He is the author of ten novels and a number of screenplays and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. He lives with his wife in London.

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Bestselling author William Boyd—the novelist who has been called a "master storyteller" (Chicago Tribune) and "a gutsy writer who is good company to keep" (Time)—here gives us his most entertaining, sly, and compelling novel to date. The novel evokes the tumult, events, and iconic faces of our time as it tells the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, and man of the world—through his intimate journals. It is the "riotous and disorganized reality" of Mountstuart's eighty-five years in all their extraordinary, tragic, and humorous aspects.

The journals begin with his boyhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, then move to Oxford in the 1920s and the publication of his first book, then on to Paris where he meets Joyce, Picasso, Hemingway, et al., and to Spain, where he covers the civil war. During World War II, we see him as an agent for naval intelligence, becoming embroiled in a murder scandal that involves the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The postwar years bring him to New York as an art dealer in the world of 1950s abstract expressionism, then on to West Africa, to London where he has a run-in with the Baader-Meinhof Gang, and, finally, to France where, in his old age, he acquires a measure of hard-won serenity. This is a moving, ambitious, and richly conceived novel that summons up the heroics and follies of twentieth-century life.

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      • content: Simon Vance delivers the fictional intimate journals of Logan Mountstuart (LMS). Vance's extraordinary reading takes LMS from age 17, in 1923, to his death in 1991. High points include his experiences in the Spanish Civil War; his brief encounters with luminaries, including Picasso, Hemingway, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; and his involvement with a cell of the Baader-Meinhof gang. Vance's youthful LMS is enthusiastic, energetic, and foolish. As the callow youth turns into a less-than-appealing adult, Vance manages to keep the listener wondering how LMS will blunder through each revealing, often unflattering episode. Vance's performance shines as the older LMS struggles to understand his place in the larger world and deal with the harsh realities of old age. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
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        November 28, 2011
        Some nine years after its original publication, Boyd’s classic novel finds its way to audio, with Simon Vance narrating the lifetime of diary entries that tell the story of shambling hero and Englishman Logan Mountstuart. Spanning many decades, the book follows Mountstuart as he navigates boarding school, the 1929 Wall Street crash, WWII, and a very long life—all while meeting a host of famous artists and writers along the way. Vance narrates at a brisk clip, almost faster than the prose demands—but by doing so, he captures the essential Mountstuart: a man unsure about the meaning of a life that is speeding along. And for Boyd’s comic, overstuffed, heartbreaking gem of a novel, this is just right. A Viking paperback.

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