Ordinary Thunderstorms

Ordinary Thunderstorms : A Novel

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 403 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 30.48mm | 317.51g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061876755
  • 9780061876752
  • 634,976

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"William Boyd delivers a multiplot thriller full of twists and turns in Ordinary Thunderstorms."--Harper's Bazaar
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5,538 ratings
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4 41% (2,260)
3 32% (1,775)
2 8% (438)
1 3% (154)
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