Fascination : Stories
William BoydISBN: 1400043204; 9781400043200;
Book DescriptionA new collection of stories by the internationally acclaimed author of Any Human Heart (“the finest storyteller of his generation” – Chicago Tribune ). In “Notebook No. 9,” a film director’s journal becomes an unintentional record of his obsessive love for his leading lady and the slow destruction of their relationship. In “Beulah Berlin, an A—Z,” a performance artist, longing for stability and order, reveals the details of her chaotic life through her comments on such varied subjects as angst, hay fever, photography, baby names, sonnets, and tobacco. In “Fantasia on a Favorite Waltz,” a prostitute finds an unexpected friend in a young manwho plays piano in a brothel. In “Adult Video,” we see a man’s life in film format–rewinding to his years as a struggling student at Oxford, fast-forwarding to his dreams of success as a writer, and...
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