Thus Bad Begins

Thus Bad Begins

Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd

Auteur: Javier Marias
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780241972823
  • Druk: 1
  • maart 2017
  • 512 pagina's
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Javier Marias

"Javier Marias (Madrid, 1951) geldt als een van de belangrijkste kandidaten voor de Nobelprijs voor literatuur. Een hart zo blank werd in ruim dertig talen vertaald en gaf Marias internationale bekendheid en waardering. Zijn werk wordt gepubliceerd in vierenveertig landen.

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Award-winning author Javier Marias weaves a darkly thrilling tale of love, betrayal and lives played out in the unhappy shadow of history As a young man, Juan de Vere takes a job that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Hi employer is Eduardo Muriel: a famous film director, sophisticated and discreet. Muriel's wife Beatriz is a soft, ripe woman who slips through her husband's home like an unwanted ghost, finding solace in other beds. And on the periphery of their lives stands Dr Jorge Van Vechten, a old family friend with a shadowy past. Juan enters eagerly into Muriel's world of glamour and prestige, but as time passes he is troubled by many questions that seem to have no answer. Why does Muriel hate Beatriz? How did Beatriz meet Van Vechten? And what happened in the chaotic years after the war? As Juan learns more about his employers, his own innocence begins to fall away. Though he starts off as a mere observer, he is soon unable to stand on the side lines, compelled to interfere ever more dangerously in the dark interior of other people's lives. Marias presents a study of the infinitely permeable boundaries between private and public selves, between observer and participant, between the deceptions we suffer from others and those we enact upon ourselves. 'No one else, anywhere, is writing quite like this' Daily Telegraph on The Infatuations


Publisher's description. From one of Spain's most acclaimed literary voices comes a rich and complex portrait of mutual deception, toxic love and cruel, lingering guilt. A youth caught in the middle of someone else's bitter marriage; a beautiful woman scorned; a man torn between conscience and will. Step into the melancholic, unforgiving world of Javier Marias. Penguin A ferociously addictive, troubling, seductive read... I was gripped by every word Independent A fusion of a coming-of-age story with something like a conspiracy thriller...a demonstration of what fiction at its best can achieve Guardian The characters may wish they'd closed their eyes and covered their ears, but the reader will devour every exquisitely wretched revelation TIME Almodovar-esque New York Magazine Marias returns with another masterful tapestry of noir-ish twists and digressive cerebration



maart 2017
19,8 x 12,9 x 4,1 cm
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512 pagina's


Javier Marias
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