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Armadillo: A Novel

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From the award-winning author ofA Good Man AfricaandAn Ice-Cream WarcomesArmadillo, a brilliant satirical noir set in contemporary London. To his colleagues, Lorimer Black, the handsome, mild-mannered insurance adjuster rising through the ranks of his London firm, is known as the guy who has it all: the sleek suits, the enviable status. But when Lorimer arrives at a routine business appointment and finds his client hanging from a water pipe, his life spirals out of control. His company car is blowtorched after he investigates a fire at a luxury hotel. He becomes the fall guy of a new colleague who puts the company in the red and the victim of a vicious attack by the possessive husband of a mysterious actress. As Lorimer becomes increasingly entangled in an apparent conspiracy that involves everyone he knows, his own past comes to light. A brilliant satirical noir,Armadilloconfirms Boyd's place as England's most versatile, sublime novelist.
Product Details

Author: William Boyd

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Release Date: 2000-04-11

Pages: 352

ISBN: 0375702164

ISBN13: 9780375702167