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The Blue Afternoon: A Novel Summary
William Boyd (writer)

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The Blue Afternoon: A Novel Summary

Plot Summary

In 1902 in Manila, the European-educated Dr. Salvador Carriscant practices modern medicine in a hospital dominated by outmoded practices and medical theory. Carriscant's friend and medical associate, Pantaleon Quiroga, also practices modern medicine but is very focused on building a heavier-than-air flying machine such as an airplane. Carriscant is married to Annaliese Leys but their relationship has grown strained and distant. When he accidentally meets the beautiful and forceful Delphine Seiverance, he easily falls completely under her sway. Delphine is married, however, and the social mores of the day prohibit extra-marital affairs and easy divorce. Carriscant and Delphine contrive to run away together under the cover of a complex series of events intended to mislead their social circles into concluding they have both died in separate incidents. Only Pantaleon realizes they are in fact conducting their illicit affair. Against this narrative of intrigue, a series of three blood murders...

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