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The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth
The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth | William Boyd
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A handsome, philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs - seeking only stolen 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; about impulsive decisions that irrevocably shape a life; and the endless hesitations and loss-of-nerve that wickedly complicate it. These funny, surprising and strangely moving stories are a resounding confirmation of Boyd's powers as one of our most original and compelling storytellers.
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charl08
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New Short stories, lovely new hardback from the library.

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nickimags
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I just love a pretty cover 😂

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Eyejaybee
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A selection of masterly new short stories from one of our greatest living authors. Read my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35074089-the-dreams-of-bethany-mellmoth. #williamboyd #bethanymellmoth #shortstories #literature #contemporaryfiction #boyd #masterpiece

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Eyejaybee
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Is William Boyd our finest living writer? I am struggling to think of a viable contender. These stories are a welcome and worthy addition to his canon. #williamboyd #thedreamsofbethanymellmoth #satudaymorning #currentlyreading #bookstagram #booksandcoffee #coffeeandbooks #saturdaybooks #weekendreading #literature #shortstories #london #breakfastbooks

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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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I'm in the mood for short stories and thus it was serendipitous that this new collection fell into my hands.