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Wiliam Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives. From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a world populated by weary souls who turn to. Feb 27, 2001 · If heaven lies in the details, then William Boyd writes heavenly prose, most notably the title story, "On the Yankee Station." Not only does he capture much of the detail associated with life on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War but he also clearly understands what it meant to be a poor white man from Alabama at that time. If heaven lies in the details, then William Boyd writes heavenly prose, most notably the title story, "On the Yankee Station." Not only does he capture much of the detail associated with life on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War but he also clearly understands what it meant to be a poor white man from Alabama at that time. In the title story, an arrogant, sadistic American pilot in Vietnam underestimaets the power of revenge when he relentlessly persecutes a member of his maintenance crew. With droll humor and rare compassion, Boyd’s enthralling stories remind us of his stature as one of contemporary fiction’s finest storytellers. About On the Yankee Station. Wiliam Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset.

Boyd, the British author of a fine comic novel A Good Man in Africa and a fair irony-of-war novel An Ice-Cream War, is still—on the evidence of this ragged debut collection—a novice short-story writer. Of the 15 pieces here the two most effective are episodes involving the seedy diplomat-hero of A Good Man in Africa, Morgan Leafy: in ""Next Boat from Douala,"" the often-amoral Morgan. Nov 01, 1985 · On The Yankee Station by William Boyd is a series of short stories, the longest of which provides the title for the set. Editions for On the Yankee Station: Stories: 0375705112 Paperback published in 2001, 0140093478 Paperback published in 1988, 0140060871 Paperback pu.

''On the Yankee Station'' appeared in England in 1981, as did Mr. Boyd's first fine novel, ''A Good Man in Africa.'' The even more successful ''An Ice-Cream War'' came in 1983. So it is useful to. William Boyd Boyd, the author of A Good Man in Africa and Brazzaville Beach, here gives us something entirely new, part suspense, part romance, all grand storytelling. A young woman, waylaid by an old man who claims to be her father, hears his story of corruption and intrigue as the two of them embark on a remarkable journey. Buy On the Yankee Station: Stories by William Boyd First Edition US Edition [ 2 impression] by Boyd, William ISBN: 9780688031114 from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low. On the Yankee Station and Other Stories 1981 is the first collection of short stories by William Boyd. Reviews Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

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