WAITING FOR SUNRISE
Waiting for Sunrise starts with a Brit in pre- war Vienna.
Lysander is seeking a “cure” from a doctor who is an avid follower of Freud, so you can imagine the line it will take as the gentrified actor seeks an education within society’s boundaries.
The confrontation of some of the situations was deliciously shocking. I was expecting something light, such as a Miss Marple mystery, and instead got a story for which I was completely unprepared.
Forced to flee false allegations, Lysander ends up paying off his debt to the government with a few “investigations”. Yes, spying – old school.
What he uncovers is more than a plot, it’s a master manipulation that will merrily lead you up the garden path and back.
William Boyd is a powerful storyteller with a stellar reputation.
I tried to find the word that this story evoked, and both “intriguing and “confounding” came to mind.
I’m sure I’ll read it again, but I’ll certainly be trying his others.