The Whitbread Award-winning author of A Good Man in Africa and the Costa Award-winning Restless now gives us a sweeping new novel that unfolds across fin-de-siècle Europe as it tells a story of ineffable passions--familial, artistic, romantic--and their power to shape, and destroy, a life.

Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron--"The Irish Liszt"--the pianist Brodie accompanies on all of his tours from Paris to Saint Petersburg, as essential to Kilbarron as the pianist's own hands. It is a luxurious life, and a level of success Brodie could hardly have dreamed of growing up in a remote Scottish village, in a household ruled by a tyrannical father. But Brodie would gladly give it all up for the love of the Russian soprano Lika Blum: beautiful, worldly, seductive--and consort to Kilbarron. And though seemingly doomed from the start, Brodie's passion for her only grows as their lives become increasingly more intertwined, more secretive, and, finally, more dangerous--what Brodie doesn't know about Lika, and about her connection to Kilbarron and his sinister brother, Malachi, eventually testing not only his love for her but his ability, and will, to survive.
Praise for Love Is Blind

“Reading this masterly novel from Boyd is like easing into a comfortable prose chair. The language, story, and setting all converge in a richly satisfying human drama; highly recommended.”
—Henry Bankhead, Library Journal (starred review)
 
“Boyd’s lively 15th novel careens across the world . . . a wild story . . . ageless and very entertaining.”
—Publishers Weekly
 
Praise for William Boyd
 
“Britain’s greatest living novelist . . . [Boyd] has probably written more truly classic books than any of his contemporaries. . . . There’s a rare, graceful permanence to Boyd’s work.”
―Tom Cox, Daily Telegraph (London)
 
“A worthy heir to Waugh and Amis . . . Boyd seems singularly blessed with both an innate love of storytelling and the talent to render those stories in swift, confident prose.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
 
“To read a William Boyd novel is to open a bottle of wine, light a fire, sit back in your favorite armchair and trust that the master practitioner will take you on an intriguing and unpredictable journey.”
—Charles Cumming, The Spectator (London)
 
“A 21st-century avatar of Graham Greene . . . [and] the most reliably page-turning of modern English novelists, full of old-fashioned storytelling virtues, of place evocation, pace, drama and sex. . . . [A] prodigiously gifted master storyteller.”
—John Walsh, Independent (London)
 
“[Boyd is] a debonair, versatile, casually philosophical literary entertainer—clever and thoughtful.”
—Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times Book Review
 
“Boyd is a born story teller whose clear, taut prose never gets in the way of his characters and their unpredictable fates.”
—Cynthia Crossen, The Wall Street Journal
 
“Few contemporary writers are able to evoke the ambiance and drama of our recent past as forcefully as Boyd . . . And [his] characters are as beguiling as his prose.”
―Stephen Amison, The Washington Post
 
“One of the very best prose stylists and storytellers in the English language.”
—Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly