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By William Boyd

"Rich in personality and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the old novel at its best."
--The long island occasions booklet Review

Booker Prize Finalist

"Boyd has greater than fulfilled the intense promise of [his] first novel. . . . he's able not just of a few very humorous satire but additionally of seriousness and compassion."  --Michiko Kakutani, The ny Times

1914. In a resort room in German East Africa, American farmer Walter Smith desires of Theodore Roosevelt. As he sleeps, a railway passenger swats at flies, regretting her choice to come to the darkish Continent--and to her husband. On a remote English riverbank, a jealous Felix Cobb watches his brother swim, and curses his sister-in-law-to-be. And within the historical past of the
world's day-by-day chatter: rumors of an Anglo-German clash, the likes of which nobody has ever seen.

In An Ice-Cream War, William Boyd brilliantly conjures up the non-public dramas of a new release upswept via the winds of conflict. After his German neighbor burns his crops--with an apology and a smile--Walter Smith takes up hands on behalf of significant Britain. And whilst Felix's brother marches off to guard British East Africa, he pursues, opposed to his larger judgment, a forbidden love affair. because the sons of the area fit wits and guns on a continent hundreds of thousands of miles from domestic, desperation makes bedfellows of enemies and traitors of family and friends. by way of turns comedian and quietly clever, An Ice-Cream War deftly renders lives capsized by means of violence, likelihood, and the irrepressible human ability for love.

"Funny, guaranteed, and cleanly, expansively instructed, a seriocomic romp. Boyd supplies us stories of individuals stuck within the part wallet of calamity and dramatizes their plights with humor, element and grit."  --Harper's

"Boyd has crafted a quiet, seamless prose within which tale and characters stream without difficulty out of a fertile mind's eye. . . . The reader emerges deeply moved." --Newsday

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Saleh arrived timidly on the door. “Bwana,” he stated apologetically. “They took it many years in the past. ” “When? ” Walter acknowledged. “After you and the memsahib went away.

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